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Easter means new outfit because Mama said so

Easter means new outfit because Mama said so

There were times in my life when my mama said those four words that needed no further explanation: “Because I said so.”

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My little, big moments with the Braves

As the Atlanta Braves opened their home season, it was a time to remember the night 40 years ago when Henry Aaron landed a ball just beyond the fence at Atlanta Stadium to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time home-run leader.

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Aged are young again in spring

A friend of ours gave us a ginkgo tree this winter. I painstakingly planted it with a big enough hole and lots of good soil and fertilizer. It has little green buds and is ready to make its debut any day.

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From mountains to mayhaws, Georgia has it all

It amazes me sometimes how little people know about our state.

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Tuning up your farewell toasts

Mark Green and I have an agreement about reaching the finish line of life. The one of us who gets there first will fulfill the other’s last wishes.

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The times, they keep a-changing on us

If you like standard time, then this is the week you better drink it in. On March 9, we will set our clocks forward and begin observing daylight saving time.

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Side effects of prescription drugs advertised on television

The pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune on what is called DTC or direct-to-consumer advertising.

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