I love this country of ours. When I travel through it, I find myself loving it more.
Every now and then, you hear a story about someone who does something exceptionally nice for someone.
A few years ago, the TV Land cable channel erected several statues around the country of such legends as Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore and Jackie Gleason.
From the day they married back in 1962, Dennis and Mildred Carpenter have answered the call to music ministry at several churches in Hall County.
I'm not sure how we acquired our first piano; it just showed up one day. My mother had visions of me being an accomplished pianist. That just didn't happen.
One of my first jobs was shining shoes in a barbershop. The going rate was 25 cents a pair. I was convinced I was going to be rather busy and purchased a change machine that mounted on my belt. I was only 12 or 13 years old and the change thing was pretty big.
I think all adults have thought at one time or another that it would be fun to go back to our high school or college years. The caveat is that we would want to return with our current level of knowledge.
My parents came along a little too late for the rock 'n' roll era. They were much more comfortable with the likes of Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
GLENNVILLE - We may be known as "The Peach State" and the "Poultry Capital of the World," but there is really one crop that is exclusively ours and it makes its annual debut this week.
It is hard to be sad when we lose folks who have lived a long and productive life. Last week, we lost two.
There used to be an unwritten rule in the South: No self-respecting woman or man would be caught wearing white prior to Easter and after Labor Day. I have heard folks from the North suggest that the beginning date was Memorial Day.
I don't know who gave me my first taste of bread, but I must have liked it.
My mother was born three years before the Great Depression to a family who lived in a small sharecropper house that lacked the benefits of electricity, running water and indoor plumbing.
Many years ago, Jim Stafford recorded a song that sums up my thoughts pretty well. "I don't like spiders and snakes, " wrote Stafford and his co-writer, David Bellamy, who later performed with his brother, Howard, as The Bellamy Brothers.
As neighbors go, I don't know that you could have had a better one than Claude Bagwell.
We were never people with fancy cars. Our first family car was a 1955 Chrysler with lots of chrome. It was a big thing.
In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.
I can't see or hear as well as I used to, but my nose seems to work pretty well. The trouble is, things don't smell like they used to.
Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.
If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.
I've never been good at crazes. Some of them were over before I found out.
Summer is the season that gives us so many good memories, especially from our childhood.
In my early days of Sunday school, I remember hearing about Paul and Silas, who were singing and praising the Lord in prison.
I don't know if I ever called Tom Robertson by his first name, except on the radio.
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