I guess I never anticipated getting to this spot, never thought ahead far enough to imagine one of my grandchildren getting married. I knew they would grow up, of course, that I, too, would get older. I just ignored the fact. Actually, in many ways I still do.
They say you can't buy love. For the most part, that is true. There are many examples of love that is "purchased." I'm not talking about the "oldest profession." I'm thinking more of people (both genders) who marry for, or because of, money.
My first house had a porch, and every house since then has had a porch. My grandma's house had a porch. Porch people begat porch people.
"Close your eyes, bend over, and let me know if the water's too hot." Before your imagination runs away with you, allow me to interpret those words.
Ah, Italian cuisine. It's among some of the world's richest and most varied. From quick late-night snacks to complex culinary creations, Italy's flavorful foods are frequent favorites of the American palate.
South Pacific is a musical set in the naval war in the Pacific during World War II. There were no musicals about the naval war in the Atlantic. Richard Snow, in his book, "A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II" (Scribner), points out the difference.
Even as John Doude studied engineering at Mississippi State University, the music called. After two years of college, the McCool native answered it. His swampy blend of Southern rock, deep roots blues and Americana has been drawing in fans ever since.
"There is something terribly wrong if you aren't growing -- and even sharing -- at least one or two pretty things you can eat," preaches Felder Rushing.
The chance spotting of a small piece of paper on a bulletin board at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., more than 16 years ago first brought Tara Jo Stover into the lives of Camp Rising Sun volunteers. Bonds of friendship and love firmly kept her there.
As 'Lee High' nears closing, a building's history stirs memories
My house is filled with noises. "Things ... go bump in the night" ... and the day. Most of the time, we know it is only squirrels in the attic. They clatter through the walls and rattle around the spaces next to fireplaces.
These are some top "cop" stories from when I was the liaison between a charity organization and law enforcement, a little peek behind closed doors.
Women gather. Well, that's what my daddy always said and still to this day can be heard mumbling, "Humph, women gather and just gossip 'bout nuthin'."
Today marks the 66th anniversary of D-Day and it brings to mind the role that people from our area played in World War II. Though World War II seems like old history now, I grew up surrounded by relatives to whom it was very real.
Local author Deborah Schumaker's recent house guests were her son Matthew, his wife Malena Watrous and their 2 year-old son Max from San Francisco.
If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.
The golfer steps up to the tee. Evaluates distance, line, the breeze. Focused on the fairway, he assumes position. His friends stop their easy banter, falling still and silent.
"Water Your Mind -- Read" is this summer's theme at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library located at 314 Seventh St. N. in Columbus.
"Lipstick on Your Collar," "P.S. I Love You" and "Where the Boys Are" are a sampling of the musical gems in store at the Center for Breast Health and Imaging Pops in Pink fundraiser in Starkville Saturday, June 5.
Fiddling has been a way of life for Jim Brock of Pickens County, Alabama. From the radio and TV show circuits of the 1950s and '60s, to the revered Grand Old Opry stage, he's been there. As fiddler with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, Bill Monroe and Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Brock helped score an era of authentic country music.
4. Out and About for the week of December 21, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT