On one occasion in my life, my mama stuck bar of Ivory soap in my mouth for a verbal transgression I committed. I still think about it when I say something regretful.
Naming schools is an interesting thing. Some get directional names, like north or south, other get names for communities or streets. But then there is that old standard of naming schools for people.
People magazine, the arbiter of all things sexy, has declared Ryan Reynolds as the "Sexiest Man Alive" in a recent issue.
When it comes to being thankful, my basket of gratitude is pretty near full. I am thankful that for the third Thanksgiving in a row, we have a lake that is close to full. It wasn't but a few Thanksgivings ago that we were en route to one of the lowest levels on record. I'm happy that there are leaves falling off the old maple tree in the front yard. That old girl has seen ...
There is an interesting fascination with idea of getting something free. A storm is brewing over fast food restaurants offering free toys inside of kid's meals. Occasionally, I will order a kids meal because it is cheaper and is just enough food. I am not buying it because a 2-inch toy from the latest hit movie is inside. In fact, the toy usually ends up with the hamburger wrapper in the trash can. But all ...
My dad was a man who never talked much about his service in the Army. In his sock drawer, were a couple of medals I didn't appreciate until I was grown.
About the time I conquered use of the 12-inch ruler, a teacher one day produced a stick that was slightly larger than a yardstick and told us that one day we would measure everything in meters and centimeters.
MOULTRIE - Being a farmer was always one of those jobs that I thought about as a little boy. It fell in somewhere in the mix of cowboy, policeman, fireman and doctor.
I have struggled at times with what I want them to do with my body after I breathe my last.
Like some of you, I grew up in the era when tests at school were prepared on mimeograph machines that utilized a lovely-smelling purple ink.
I was barely 3 months old when the first episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS, so I probably slept through the first one.
As a teenager, I attempted from time to time to perform assorted mechanical functions on my own car.
In the next few weeks there will be a morning that is my favorite every year. It is that morning when, without much notice, there is a cool crispness in the air. If you're cold-natured, you might bristle a bit and reach back in the house and grab a sweater or light jacket. I like it when that morning arrives and I have missed the weather forecast and it comes as a very pleasant surprise. ...
I watch more television than I should. I guess that is better than some things I could be doing.
I answered the phone and she said the magic words, "Hey, Dad," which just melts me into this big tub of goo.
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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