Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims.
I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother's oatmeal cookies.
LeAnn Sanders Shelton firmly believes softball helped her overcome the loss of her left arm. The lawn mower accident that took it happened when she was 4. The Reform, Ala., native began playing ball at age 5. Softball gave Shelton challenges and hard knocks. But it also instilled in her discipline and dedication.
I first heard the song "Autumn Leaves" when I was very young. My parents often played pianist Roger Williams' 1955 chart-topping instrumental version on the turntable in the den. Williams' incredible runs down the keyboard perfectly evoke visions of leaves, red and gold, drifting to earth.
I see Christmas everywhere, and that must mean it's time for Thanksgiving. Even though my table is set with turkey motif dishes surrounded by pumpkins, gourds and acorns, I confess the other rooms are spilling over with Christmas decor.
It's not too late to plant your winter color, but when you go to the garden center, resist the temptation to head straight for the pansies and violas. Consider putting some colorful ornamental kale and cabbage in your landscape this winter.
This week we are probably thinking about the things we are thankful for. My husband, Chris, is grateful for all the wonderful goodies that we will eat, especially turkey sandwiches. I am grateful to our friend Betty Miller, who invited us to share the special Thanksgiving meal with her family.
My sister's mother-in-law was Louise Whiting, who was for years the oldest newspaper woman in Georgia, probably in terms of both age and tenure.
Lowndes County produced Revolutionary War patriots. The Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to know more about who they were, what they did and where they rest in peace.
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will perform music of the season during a Dec. 3 concert at the city's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
McDonald's, which has been struggling to keep up with a raft of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year.
Peek at the calendars of many a Thanksgiving hostess in Columbus and surrounds, and there's a good chance you'll see next Tuesday flagged in red. That's when the doors of the Stephen D. Lee Home open for two of the most anticipated hours of the year -- the Country Store Bake Sale.
The phrase "a perfect match" is usually reserved for cheesy dating sites and the greeting card industry, but for Sandra Bullins, it came with four sturdy legs and gleaming black fur. That was in June 2012, when she was partnered with the male Labrador guide dog that would expand all her horizons.
Edwina Williams sat down at the piano in the antebellum home Errolton the evening of April 1 to entertain, she thought, for a surprise birthday party. The surprise, as it turns out, was on her.