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Time to give thanks already here
It just occurred to me that I’m running out of year. I woke this morning to the sound of a thunderstorm stomping its way through Empire. All the dogs became antsy and wanted on the bed with us, but...
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanksgiving celebration rewards us with many pleasures
These last several weeks in Novem-ber have presented us with wonderful remind-ers of the amazing glory of an Alabama fall.
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toothache turns into a major problem
There should be some kind of natural law that says, “No dental work after the age of 60.” I mean having root canals, teeth pulled, or any procedure that causes your mouth to smoke like a brush fire...
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National Lampoon’s staycation
I had grand plans for my last week of vacation this year.
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A season for everything
I came upon an interesting aisle in Dollar General a few weeks ago. The store’s leftover Hallo-ween stock was on one side and its first shipment of Christmas decorations was on the other.
Nov 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weddings
Gilmore-Kelly Pamela Lou Gilmore of Jasper and Stephen Myers Kelly of Jasper were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at The Olive Branch Restaurant in Jasper in a double-ring c...
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Black Rock Bistro: An unforeseen delight thrives in downtown Jasper
As we have all seen in the last six months, quite often horrible tragedies lay the foundation for positive, needed change and unexpected pleasures. Lindsey and Greg Kilgore retreated to Walker Coun...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five minutes as an alien
I notified my bosses last week that they might have been harboring an illegal immigrant for the past four and a half years.
Oct 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defining the term ‘Black Dutch’
I never know when a letter or call will send me off on a search that will turn into a full-fledged trip into the past. A reader called and asked a question which I had not heard before. I know some...
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Where’s my trout mojo?
I think I've lost my mojo. I'd gotten pretty cocky in the spring and summer because EVERY time I went trout fishing on the Sipsey Fork, I caught fish.
Oct 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weddings & Engagements
Weddings Westerman-Mehan Dorsey Elizabeth Westerman of Jasper and Robert Shane Mehan of McDonough, Ga., were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Chapel of St. Francis at...
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A head on fire
A friend told me while I was pregnant that a mother can mark her unborn child. That’s the reason she gives for her son looking like a young George Strait anyway.
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maybe some glee for Phil Campbell
I’ve always pulled for the underdog. My mama was always that way too. If there was someone that was down and out in a struggle with someone stronger, richer, younger, or smarter, we’d always root f...
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Artist and musician Barry Graham: Layers of stories, layers of talent
Years ago, family friends gave us a set of nesting wooden Russian dolls for Christ-mas. Formally called Matryo-shka, this entertaining gift sat on the kitchen counter throughout the holidays and we...
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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My love affair with coffee
I’ve been in a love affair for most of my life. I started out younger than most, but I understood at a tender age the power of the attraction.
Oct 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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