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Emily Cranford Tubbs, a real pioneer woman
Here I go again on my “Memory Trail.” If it is a sign of old age to look backward, then I will admit I have been old most of my life. I have studied our settlers and their ways like a starved child...
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We are talking about practice
Jilda and I played at a party once and a guy came up to me afterwards to say how much he enjoyed our music. We always play a lot of the old songs that people know and love.
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GPS sport geocaching is a 21st century treasure hunt
They are everywhere — in the woods, on light poles, near busy highways and at the “lost city” of Petra.
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The Tide is high
The Crimson Tide had a 12-0 regular season the year that Zac and I got back together.
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With infinite enthusiasm and unrelenting excellence, Pat Nelson wears many hats
As I have grown older in this involuntary fast lane to 60, I can handily list the negative aspects of aging — body slows down, mind stumbles with frequent “senior moments,” and life is no longer su...
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Daddy’s love/hate relationship with cars
My daddy, rest his soul, HATED working on cars. He loved driving, but every time one of his old cars broke down, he’d cuss.
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Choo choos at the grocery store
Shopping with Wyatt used to be easy. He snoozed in his carrier the whole time we were in a store.
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Some sports fans cross the line between devotion and obsession
Joshua Spooner was an intense sports fan until the infamous ending of the 2008 Super Bowl caused him to reevaluate his priorities.
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Inherited rituals of the past
Mem-ories are stored nuggets of the past, both good and bad. They are hidden deep in one’s mind and surface in response to some stimuli.
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Living on a curve
I had planned to watch the Mobile Moon Pie drop on TV last New Year’s Eve. Then strong storms knocked out our electricity and left us in the dark for most of the night.
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Than Words
The Carl Elliott Regional Library has numerous resources for local residents who have made a New Year’s resolution to learn more about their family history. Staff members at the Jasper branch selec...
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Jasper librarian helps patrons research family, local history
A Florida resident researching his family history came to Jasper Public Library two years ago with only his father’s name, his grandmother’s name and a few childhood memories to guide him.
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Looking back and look ahead
I always spend the last week of the year in reflection. I've held fast to the traditions for years.
Jan 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopping John — Good luck, good taste and good health throughout the year
Since we live in a country which is like a jigsaw puzzle of cultures, our eating choices are incredibly diverse. This amazing variety is accompanied by food names which bring smiles as well as wond...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wishing y’all a very, Merry Christmas
When we were kids we always opened gifts at home on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas morning, the family loaded up and headed to Townley where my grandmother Ferguson lived.
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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