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David Creel: The Hairdo Hall of Fame

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columns

Aunt Trucene had a flair for hair. Backcombing was her specialty. I hear tell that her beehives could and did hold their own through several hurricane-force winds back in the early 1970s.

 

 

Anne Freeze: Goodies out there, to share

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columns

A week ago Terry and I drove to Chattanooga, Tenn., for a wonderful weekend. The impetus for the trip was another of the Southern Foodways Alliance event, this time a Potlikker Film Festival held at Warehouse Row in Chattanooga. Two of my favorite people (who happen to be married) live on Lookout Mountain, so we needed little incentive to go.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "Flight of the Century"

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columns

There are a number of aeronautical or aerospace accomplishments that might be called "the flight of the century."

 

 

Rob Hardy: "Hunting Evil"

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columns

With the end of the Second World War, there was much that had to be repaired, and among the human repairs that were needed was hunting the former Nazis that joined the teeming displaced masses.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "Golden Gate"

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columns

The Golden Gate Bridge is on anyone's list of the most beautiful bridges, and is one of the most spectacular of engineering and artistic achievements.

 

 

Rob Hardy: "Digging up the Dead"

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columns

There is something different about a person after the person dies. The once-living flesh rots away, and turns into dust which is made up of elements that are no different from elements everywhere else.

 

 

David Creel: Gifts with purchase and without

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columns

I grew up the youngest of four boys in a small country town just east of Hattiesburg, with dirt roads beneath my bare feet and where cutoffs were a positive fashion statement. My older brothers are Richard, John and Tony -- good old American names, I have always thought.

 

 

Jeff Wilson: Armyworms and weeds: Turf nemesis

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columns

It's been a long, hot summer here in north Mississippi, and your turf is probably showing the wear of the season. You've watered on a regular basis and kept the grass alive, but you still have a few weeds that refuse to leave. With one more push, you can finally be rid of these pesky weeds and get that front yard clean again, maybe.

 

Rufus Ward: A first-hand account of Grierson's Cavalry Raid of 1863

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columns

One of the most famous calvary exploits of the Civil War was the Union calvary raid through Mississippi by Col. B.H.Grierson in 1863. The raid has been the subject of several books and even a John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers."

 

Adele Elliott: Courtesy

Posted 8/29/2010 in Columns

I've been thinking about courtesy lately. It started with a conversation with my friend, Marleen Hansen. She lamented the decline in table manners. "People don't know basic etiquette, like using the silverware and napkins that are provided," she said. "Everyone eats with their hands!"

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Digging Up the Dead'

Posted 8/23/2010 in Columns

There is something different about a person after the person dies. The once-living flesh rots away, and turns into dust which is made up of elements that are no different from elements everywhere else.

 

 

Adele Elliott: No dead readers

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

This summer has been too hot for words ... literally! The "No Dead Authors" programs have been on vacation. But, have no fear, this series of literary readings/afternoon salons/book signings returns in September.

 

 

Betty Stone: The Rochambelles

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creel: Start swimming the moat!

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

"Eat. Pray. Love." These three powerful words are on a lot of lips this season, due in large part to the New York Times bestseller by that name and now Julia Roberts' stellar performance on the big screen.

 

Ask Rufus: The Columbus Opera House

Posted 8/21/2010 in Columns

Several people have asked me if Columbus ever had an opera house. It not only did but many will remember it as the old Varsity Theatre which burned in the 1970s.

Anne Freeze: Whaddyha have? Whaddyha have?

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columns

I have been working on a project at my dining table for five or so days. I had gotten to the point of recipe overload and really was forced to take all of those little pages torn out of magazines and recipes from Momma's recipe box and the dirty, greasy ones from my Foodworks binder and just lay them all out in designated piles.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Not for sissies

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columns

Momma was taken to the emergency room; when I arrived the nurse said, "Follow me."

 

Ask Rufus: Rube Burrows: 'King of the Outlaws,' the most feared train robber

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Rube Burrows was called by some publications, "The King of the Outlaws." Though his exploits were limited to Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, his fame or notoriety was nationwide. He became the most feared train robber of the late 1880s.

 

David Creel: Viva la mascara!

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

Mascara has come a long way, baby.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: The picture chronicle

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columns

The other day I got an e-mail from the boss lady here at the paper explaining how we are going for a new look in our columnists' photos, so a new picture was the order of the day.

 

 

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