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Life 101 · 8h ago

Lost art ~ My column from Sunday's paper

There are memories from my childhood that faded with time, but some are as fresh as cut flowers. One such memory is of my great grandmother working in her tiny kitchen.During the summer, she...
Life 101 · 1d ago

Getting all philosophical and what not

I fretted that the cold snap this past week would nip our Carolina Jasmine that canopies our arbor. The 80-degree temps earlier last week temped the plant to put on fat buds. I know, some pe...
Life 101 · 2d ago

Wild Honeysuckles

The hollow beside our house and barn are filled with wild honeysuckles. They are related to the azaleas if I'm not mistaken. The bushes closest to meditation rock down behind the barn bloom ...
Life 101 · 2d ago

Cane bottom chairs

We have several cane-bottom chairs. One of them is a chair that Jilda's grandmother Mamie gave Jilda and me when we married. It was old when she gave it to us. Now it has to be a least a hun...
Life 101 · 2d ago

Happy Birthday Jilda

Jilda and I first met when she was in eighth grade. She had on an antique dress and playing the pump organ at a history fair. She must have been 13 years old. She had long blonde hair and bl...
Life 101 · 2d ago

Spring cleaning phase I

It was cooler here today. The morning began with an overcast sky, and I wondered if it would rain.  But it didn't.Jilda drove to work, but the regular attendees were no-shows, so she headed ...
Life 101 · 6d ago

Happy spring

I checked out a state car from the carpool today and headed west to Fayette. It's spring break at the college, but the staff still works. That's OK with me because if I don't work, I don't g...
Life 101 · 1w ago

Are there any UFOs still out there? ~ my column from Sunday's paper

Click HERE to see source for pictureI wonder what happened to UFOs? When I was younger, people around the world reported seeing them in the sky. Those living in Alabama and Mississippi trail...
Life 101 · 1W ago

Better art

There is something soul-affirming when you are surrounded by a group of kindred spirits. I'm talking about people pursuing an art or craft for the pure purpose of perfecting your work...so t...
Life 101 · 1W ago

Magical Saturday

We had not WIFI at the Alabama Folk School so here is the post from last night.Jilda and I were invited to attend a workshop at the Alabama Folk School this weekend. The events included a So...