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Jilda and I took a “staycation” this week. We both felt frazzled by work and needed some R&R. Traveling can be more tiring than work at times, so we made the back deck our destination and we haven’t been disappointed. Yesterday, I moved two … more
Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2002. Long ago and far away, I saw an opening scene of a stage play that has permanently engraved itself in my mind. This was Prague, in the Czech Republic — formerly Czechoslovakia … more
Walker County is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. As I drive throughout the county on a nearly daily basis, I cannot help but take in the abundance of beauty. Whether it is a green pasture full of cows in Empire or a rusty … more
My Uncle Pete drove into our yard in Whiting, Indiana one Saturday during the summer of 1956. He and Aunt Myra were riding in a shiny new Mercury Monterey. The paint was sky blue, and I’d never seen a more beautiful car. He parked the Mercury … more
Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2014. Facebook crazes come and go as quickly as the wind changes, it seems. A while back, there was the equivalent of an old-fashioned chain mail asking Facebook folks to list their 10 … more
Like most people my age, I started doing chores early in life. Some tasks were more enjoyable than others. It seems like as soon as I could stand unassisted and understand the words my mama said, I had daily chores — hauling scuttles full of … more
For most of the last week, the Ultimate Fair took over the old airport in Jasper. The fair, which included around 20 rides, featured everything from pig racing and monster truck rides to a petting zoo and pony rides. Carnival cuisine, such as … more
Over the past few weeks, I’ve read social media posts and reports regarding allegations made against the Walker County Humane and Adoption Center, and I would like to share my experiences at both the county and city animal shelters. In my two … more
Since moving back to Jasper a few weeks ago, our family has lived in an area hotel as we awaited a closing date on our new home. This is not our first rodeo as a family actually living in a hotel. When we moved to Mississippi several years ago, … more
Each time I hear someone mention the year 1966, an image of a Chevrolet Chevelle develops in my mind like a Polaroid picture. Chevy started building the Chevelle Super Sport in 1964. The first two years they were beautiful cars, but designers got it … more
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