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Telling stories of family to children is important

In what would be the final years of her life, I often asked my mother what she wanted for Christmas. The reply was often the same: “I just want my children around me.”

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Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

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Crooners synonymous with Christmas songs

Sometime in the next few days, radio stations will start playing Christmas music. A friend of mine suggested I write a column about recording artists associated with a Christmas song. So here I go.

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Many things to be thankful for this holiday

One song says to “Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One.”

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TV crews come out when weather gets cold

Somewhere in grade school, I learned water freezes at 32 degrees. If the temperature outside is below 32 degrees, there is a good chance that if there is precipitation, it may be or become frozen.

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Living life today because of World War II veterans

Somehow, we have melded Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day into days of recognizing all who have worn the uniform of our country.

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Holidays are worth the wait

By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone.

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Take an agritourism trip through Georgia

This may very well be one of the most glorious starts of a fall season. The weather has been beautiful with crystal-clear skies.

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First ladies of Georgia to attend luncheon

Being the first lady of any state is an interesting job.

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A rose by any other name may not smell as sweet

Corporate America often spends loads of money finding the right name for a product.

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Della Ruth provides the soundtrack at First Baptist

In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote his wedding march. It’s the one many people use as the recessional at weddings. Felix died in 1847.

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