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Sarah Freeman is leading a double life this fall. During the week, she is a friendly children’s librarian in Jasper, but on the weekends, she reenacts nightmares in Birmingham.   more
Let's have some fun with this topic; otherwise, you may have read this far and then I throw this subject in and ruin everything. When I go back to the year of my birth, 1938, and do a little … more
There are so many great and wonderful things about mulch. It can be placed around your prized landscape plants to help control weeds, hold soil moisture, prevent extreme changes in soil temperature, … more

A few weeks ago, I opened the browser on my computer to read a post by a blog-buddy. At the top of the page, there was an ad for an Audio Technica turntable with Bluetooth connectivity. 

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This week I led Mike from my hometown of Jasper to his hometown of Birmingham for three days of research and recommendations where he assisted the Main Street Alabama Resource Team in the newly designated 4th Avenue Business District in Birmingham.  

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I think I can narrow down the time that America strayed off course. I'm not sure what year it was, but company executives decided to focus on the bottom line instead of the health of the planet. These executives began offering soft drinks and beer in disposable bottles instead of ones that required a deposit. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama excited a number of Valley Junior High School students at a Thursday assembly, presenting a $10,000 check that will be used for a new community walking track to be built around the school's playground.

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Shortly after my marriage in 1970, I inquired of my landlord, Pearl Ellis, who was then in her 80s, what she thought had been the greatest innovation in her lifetime. She had been a teacher of home … more
October in Alabama is absolutely one of the best times of the entire year. We not only get fall leaf color, cooler and less humid weather, in the home garden we get a swap from summer squash and … more
I will soon have to pause for a while to give me time to wash up for supper (yes, the evening meal is always supper to a country boy even though the more well-placed citizens insist upon calling it … more
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