Lifestyles »

Lack of technology leads to reflection
I used to have a phone-finder. One of those clunky square boxes that sat next to the black rotary dial telephone. The phone-finder had a column of letters from A-Z on the outside of the device, and...
May 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Storms bring forth neighborhood spirit, sense of unity and best of human nature
During my childhood years in the 1960s, I spent many happy days at my aunt and uncle’s house on Forest Lake Drive in Tuscaloosa. I often stayed there when my parents went out of town and was entert...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Learning how to breathe
I was rockin’ and rollin’ today — knocking out to-do list items with a vengeance, but that all came to a screeching halt when I stopped for what should have been a five-minute transaction at the Ja...
Apr 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nauvoo blogger participates in Mom Congress in D.C.
Jerri Ann Reason of Nauvoo recently traveled to Washington, D.C., for Parenting magazine’s second-annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning.
Apr 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wyatt turns one
My baby is going to be one year old this week.
Apr 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
One man’s vision and another man’s dream create a downtown beacon
When Jered Dodd was a young boy, he would wake up in the middle of the night with recipe ideas. So he kept a notepad on his bedside table, wrote down the new thoughts, and shared them with his moth...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Hills of north Alabama hid many Union sympathizers
The drums of war were echoing throughout Alabama long before shots were fired at Fort Sumter in April 1861, but everyone was not marching to the same tune.
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Confederacy’s first White House open to the public in Montgomery
The Confederate States of America was formed in Montgomery in February 1861.
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Weddings
Berry-Busby Ava Berry and Bobby Busby were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Walker County Lake. Donny Hyche officiated the wedding. The bride is the daughter of Vi...
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Empire’s War of the Roses
Jilda and I have been engaged in a war in our neighborhood for years. It’s not an armed conflict but a “War of the Roses.” Jilda and I are in competition with her brother Ricky Phillips to see who ...
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brush arbor meetings
Summer-time in the South brought “protracted” meetings. (The name came from the length of the meetings. They were not set for a certain number of days, but as long as the Spirit moved, they kept it...
Apr 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lunch Menus 4/18 - 22
JASPER CITY SCHOOLS MADDOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday - Hot Dog w/Chili or Sauerkraut, Baked Beans, Baked Chips, Carrot Sticks, Fruit Cup, Fresh Fruit, Milk Tuesday - Sub Sandwich, Baked Chips, Dill Slic...
Apr 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Things that go bump
Wyatt got his first goose egg last weekend. He hit the back of his head against our bedroom window frame under my (supposedly) watchful eye.
Apr 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fishing for a few rainbows
I often get fishing fever in the springtime. I mentioned this to my buddy Dan Starnes, who owns some community newspapers around Birmingham and he too was afflicted by the malady. The only known cu...
Apr 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The wonderful world of country clubs
Insider brings out humor in world of private clubs
Apr 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story