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A Stone's Throw: Beware

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

By now most of the spring breaks are over, and students are looking forward to the end of the school year.

 

A Stone's Throw: On giving

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columns

I do not know about you, but I have noticed a shift in my mail.

 

A Stone's Throw: The veil

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columns

Two of my grandchildren will get married this spring and summer, a grandson and a granddaughter, cousins.

 

A Stone's Throw: Back to Valentine's

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columns

Circumstances occasionally take a strange turn when you write this kind of column.

 

A Stone's Throw: Bridge work

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

My friend, Peggy Cantelou, says she has been playing bridge since she was in junior high school, that the mothers of her set were determined that their daughters would be proficient in the game.

 

A Stone's Throw: Rhyme-time nostalgia

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columns

A Stone's Throw: The time after Christmas

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columns

'Twas the time after Christmas and all through the house, Everyone was exhausted including the mouse.

 

A Stone's Throw: Christmas fantasies

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columns

Probably no other time of the year lends itself to fantasies as Christmas.

 

A Stone's Throw: Giving thanks

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columns

Thanksgiving approaches. We have had an official national day of thanksgiving ever since Abraham Lincoln's administration.

 

A Stone's Throw: See ya later, alligator

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columns

What is it about some perfectly nice people that gives them an affinity for alligators?

 

A Stone's Throw: Can an unreconstructed Yankee find happiness in the South?

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columns

When Trudy Gildea had barely moved to Columbus from New York State, she went uptown to Alford's Drug Store, bought a copy of The New York Times, took it home and began combing the want ads for jobs in New York.

 

A Stone's Throw: A beautiful garden

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columns

When people drive by Lola Atkins's house in Columbus, they usually slow down.

 

A Stone's Throw: School dazed

Posted 9/13/2014 in Columns

Seeing students going back to school got me to thinking. If we have done nothing else, my family has covered a lot of territory.

 

A Stone's Throw: Blasted ambitions

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

My mother went to Mississippi State College for Women. So did I. Throughout my youth and childhood I heard about the Junior-Freshman Wedding at the college.

 

A Stone's Throw: Look who's written a book

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

A fortunate modern development is the option of several different means to have one's book published, if, as I suspect, there is at least one book in each of us.

 

A Stone's throw: About grandfathers, part II

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

A Stone's throw: About grandfathers

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Recently I got a phone call from my niece Mary Louise, who lives in Florida. Since her only child, Elizabeth, has never had a chance to meet many of her family members, she asked that I write for her daughter's 16th birthday something about her family.

 

A Stone's throw: In history's footsteps

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columns

I have been away for a while, and I have to say coming home in time for the recent Fourth of July takes on special meaning.

 

A Stone's throw: Graduations

Posted 5/31/2014 in Columns

There may never be in my life a time when I set any kind of record; but, if there were, it would probably be last week.

 

A Stone's throw: Random memories

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columns

When my family moved to Columbus shortly before World War II, we rented a little house on Second Avenue North, before we could build one. We lived there two years, then moved to the house I lived in until I married.

 

 

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