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Taking time to see the September sky
In my past life, I didn’t get to spent much time looking at the sky. I worked for MaBell for 33 years, 25 of which were spent in a computer data center that was as cold as a Frigidaire spring, summ...
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The Beersdorf family: From Germany to Walker County
Few ancestral histories have been as well pieced together as that of the Beersdorf family. This has its beginning in Hamburg, Germany, in 1859 and finds its way to Walker County. Charles Beersdorf ...
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Mommy boot camp
I recently spent a week at home with my son. We hadn’t been alone together that long since my maternity leave last spring. I was a little nervous about it.
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Geologist’s work contributed to Alabama’s economic recovery
Geologist Joseph Holmes once urged Alabama legislators and university trustees to help his peer Eugene Allen Smith all that they could with his work.
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Shadow dog will be missed
Jilda and I have lived next door to her brother Ricky and his wife Debbie for more than 30 years, and living this close gave us an opportunity to participate in the lives of their children James, H...
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A week full of ‘senior moments’
It seems this past week I had more “senior moments” than I normally have. I’m sure one of the reasons for the multiple moments of forgetting had to do with my being in a hurry.
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September’s silver lining sure to shine through
I usually see the glass as half empty. In fact, I’m the kind of person who looks for cracks in a full glass.
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Engagements
Burton-Ingle David and Melinda Burton of Jasper are pleased to announce to engagement of their daughter, Kristi Burton, to Lacy Ingle, the son of Ken and Pat Ingle of Nauvoo. The bride-elect is the...
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Mama’s cookbook philosophy bears bits of wisdom
Several years ago when my brothers and I moved Mama from our family home to a retirement community, one of my tasks was to sort through her cookbooks and decide which ones to keep for her new, tiny...
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Downtown stadium; sounds good to me
I have been watching with interest what the outcome is going to be reference the new baseball stadium in downtown Birmingham.
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Harps in the willows
I did an odd thing a couple of weeks ago — I went to the Pig.
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A cure for hurting knees
My daddy used to have a saying about people who are lucky — “Why he could step in a bucket of cow manure and he’d come out smelling like a rose.”
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Engagements
Elkins-Marks Danny and Rita Elkins are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kesia Elkins, to Greg Marks, the son of Bobby Marks and Becky Bonds. The bride-elect is the granddaughte...
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Engagements
Jett-Wilson Josh Wilson and Brittney Jett are pleased to announce their engagement. The prospective groom is the son of David Wilson Sr. of Cordova and Julie Wilson of Quinton. He is the grandson o...
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Going to the county fair
The 1930’s were a far cry from the day in which we live. Farming was the No. 1 money crop, and money was very scarce. We lived on a very large farm and with 12 children, it was a literal madhouse w...
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