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.
This year is leap year, which means we have an extra day on the calendar. It happens this week.
I go to my fair share of funerals. Some of them are related to my work, others are folks I have known and cared for.
The folks at Amazon.com have released information they claim makes certain cities in the U.S. more romantic than others.
Someone on Facebook, the source of all things true, posted a map of a survey that determined what term folks apply to fizzy soft drinks.
I am often asked if I have a favorite column among all of the hundreds I have written.
Being the first lady of any state is an interesting job.
Corporate America often spends loads of money finding the right name for a product.
In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote his wedding march. It's the one many people use as the recessional at weddings. Felix died in 1847.
I remember the days when posters started going up about the arrival of the fair. The poster was in bright neon yellow with a drawing of a big Ferris wheel. Just seeing the word "fair" in big bold letters let you know the big show was coming to town.
At 10:29 p.m. Monday, summer comes to an end.
Truett Cathy lived an incredible life. It began with a hardscrabble start in Atlanta's West End. It ended with him listed as one of the wealthiest people in America.
MOULTRIE - For some people, an out-of-town trip is not complete without a visit to a museum or art gallery. For me, it could easily be a visit to a cemetery.
Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."
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