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Bucket of respect runs low these days

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.

April 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Casting my bread upon the waters until Easter

I don't know who gave me my first taste of bread, but I must have liked it.

March 25, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A real book opened up the world, for me and Mama

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.

March 18, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Warm winter might mean more ’skeeters on your ’maters

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.

March 11, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A fond farewell to the world’s best neighbor

As neighbors go, I don't know that you could have had a better one than Claude Bagwell.

March 04, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Leaping past Romans, Germans, swallows and buzzards

This year is leap year, which means we have an extra day on the calendar. It happens this week.

February 26, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Best funerals have fried chicken, a few surprises

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.

February 19, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Judge love by the trash, not just Barry White

The folks at Amazon.com have released information they claim makes certain cities in the U.S. more romantic than others.

February 12, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Some go pop, some soda, but I’m a Coke man

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.

February 05, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The darkness has lifted, a brilliant mind restored

I am often asked if I have a favorite column among all of the hundreds I have written.

January 29, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pork chop, salad or diet dog food? Tough call

Getting old is not a sport for the faint of heart.

January 22, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A loving farewell to a small-town sheriff

LUDOWICI - The name Cecil Nobles is not a household word in most of Georgia, but if you asked folks around here, everybody knew him.

January 15, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Young Harris grads made a mark on Ga.

In the 1950s, there was no Zell Miller Highway to zip folks from the Atlanta area to the mountains. There were two reasons for that: Zell had not been elected to anything and was not yet worthy of the designation and, secondly, nice paved four-lane highways were just starting to appear in the big city. It was 1956 before we started building the interstate highway system.

January 08, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


I once saw the future, but now it’s cloudy

I opened the mail the other day and found that a dear friend had sent me a newspaper clipping from 30 years ago.

January 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Christmas memories always survive the letdown

There is something both sad and wonderful about Christmas Day. If you were expecting wonderful and magical things to happen on this day, it either did or it didn't.

December 25, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Lessons from Chick-fil-A Truett Cathy

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.

September 14, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Friends past and passed, but still around

I am blessed with lots of people I call friends.

September 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stories written in stone

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.

August 31, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Music is good for the spirit

Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."

August 24, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Imagining evolution of technology

In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.

August 10, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smells like nostalgia: Scents bring memories

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.

August 03, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Singing praise for the perfect funeral

Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.

July 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

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.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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