The first church hymnal I remember was the 1956 Baptist Hymnal. I still can remember the page number of hymns in that great old book.
Climate experts have all sorts of explanations each year about how much rain we have or have not received.
If you're in the church business, this is the big week. It's hard to make comparisons, but if you used sporting events, this would be the World Series, Super Bowl, Daytona 500 and the Masters all rolled into one giant happening.
There were two religious announcements last week. First, the Roman Catholic Church has a new pope, Francis I.
Recently, my wife and I visited a couple of antique stores. We were just browsing. Antique stores are really museums of times gone by. One of those signs of getting older is that items that were new and exciting when I was a child now have been relegated to the shelves of an antique store. There were lots of little Coca-Cola bottles, the green ones with raised glass letters. I can remember drinking one and ...
We used to have this drawer where we kept all of the trading stamps. There were S&H Green Stamps, which were given by the Big Apple supermarket. You also had Top Value Stamps from Winn-Dixie and Gold Bond stamps from Colonial stores.
On a recent weekend, my wife and I visited an estate sale. If you've never been to one, an estate sale is a garage sale of dead people's stuff.
I was surprised to hear that the folks who run the Olympics are doing away with wrestling. With all due respect to gymnasts, I would not have been surprised if they did away with that activity where you dance around with a ribbon on a stick. Jumping on parallel bars and turning all sorts of somersaults is a sport. Dancing around with a ribbon-clad stick is not. I think wrestling didn't make the cut because ...
There is a commercial on TV for some diet plan. In the spot, the heavy version of a woman is having a conversation with her thin version.
When the first Super Bowl was held in 1967, it wasn't even known by that name. It was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. There was no Vince Lombardi Trophy because Lombardi was coaching one of the teams, the Green Bay Packers.
TIFTON - Like many communities in the South, Tifton and the towns nearby had an influx of Jewish merchants in the early part of the 20th century.
Every weekday morning, I take a walk through the Georgia Capitol. There is nothing new about it; in fact, next year the old girl will be 125 years old.
One of the mental games I often play is something I call "What if ..." Sometimes, when I think of those I love who have gone on, I think about how old they would be and sometimes wonder what they would look like. I wonder in my mind how my mother would look at age 86 or my dad at 95. I look at elderly people that are the same age as my parents and ...
I don't know exactly when it happened, but the people who run department stores all got together and assigned labels to people based on their size.
I was always a big fan of Bugs Bunny cartoons. There was a recurring theme where an electronic machine would transfer the brain and voice of Bugs with Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd or Porky Pig.
In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.
College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.
The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.
At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.
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