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Angelina Giovino Gossett: A life well lived, worthy of future adventure
Soon to welcome her 83rd birthday, Angelina Giovino Gossett, energetic beyond her petite size, contentedly lives in her lovingly decorated home with her two dogs, Maggie and Pretty Boy. She happily...
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Parade brings out Christmas spirit
Jilda and I are slow to get into the Christmas spirit. We’ve never had children which I’m sure is a factor, but we’ve also lost family members which changed the dynamics of Christmas.
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘I wish I may, I wish I might...’
I am entering another kind of writing. Since it is Christ-mas month and everyone is in a wishing mood, I will give a warning about wishing. It is light and make-believe.
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Yes, Jennifer, there is a Santa Claus
I have disowned my hometown as many times as I have defended it over the years.
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Gadsden exhibit celebrates 75 years of ‘Gone With The Wind’
The largest display of “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia ever assembled in the United States will soon join the Old South as no more than a dream remembered.
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Making business cents
Zac thanks me occasionally for not being a high maintenance woman. I cause him quite a headache when it comes to special occasions, though.
Dec 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing time
At my age, I can ill afford to lose any time, but I lost a day this week. No, it wasn't an anomaly in the space/ time continuum, and I certainly was not traveling faster than the speed of light. It...
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Thanksgiving on the farm
Thanks-giving on the farm usually meant hog-killing time. The boys filled the wash pots with water and built fires under them early in the morning. A big barrels was placed into a slanted hole in t...
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Defining “Southern” through a famous chef and a new friend
The granddaughter of a freed slave, Edna Lewis was born in Freetown, Va., in 1916. She grew up in the kitchens of her mother and her aunts where preparing food from the crops they grew and the offe...
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Weddings
McCollum-DeBardeleben Margaret Kathleen McCollum and Whitney DeBardeleben Jr. were married on Saturday, the thirtieth of July at six thirty in the evening. The wedding took place at The Church of t...
Nov 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outhouses of the early 1900s
When coal was discovered in our area, there were thousands of immigrants flowing into the various sites of underground mines’ opening.
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What’s new, Scooby-Doo?
I didn’t have a favorite cartoon character growing up.
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Staying together
I got a chance to interview Jake and Margaret Monte of Home-wood this week.
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Our daily bread
I thought that I was thankful.
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games farm children played
Farm children in the South had to make their toys and create games to play during rare play time. The coin had two sides — ingenuity on the one side and “make do” on the other.
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