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3 weeks 1 day ago
Yes, it is that time of year once again when we all begin to envision our Thanksgiving tables.  The turkey dishes will need to be run through the dishwasher; the Gorham silver will need to be dipped and polished; the crystal serving dishes need to be sparkling clean.  I will press all of the real cloth napkins, those embossed with a...
3 weeks 1 day ago
We had a cookout on the first day of November. It just did not seem right that Halloween fell on Friday night and the following day, the kids were still cranked on high fructose corn syrup and their costumes were barely wrinkled. Halloween should definitely be a two-day holiday. Jilda realized the opportunity a month or so before the end of...
3 weeks 1 day ago
Although some people are cat people, some are dog people, and some are even snake people, I prefer dogs.   There is someone in my family who is definitely a dog person, and her family readily agrees on this matter of preference.  They have five dogs that co-exist with their family of four people. The dogs range in size from three...
5 weeks 20 hours ago
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on the homes to be featured in the Candlelight Tour of Homes sponsored by the Attala Historical Society to be held on Dec. 5.   From the front porch, the den, or from the top deck of their apartment, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Cheek have a view of the historic courthouse square...
5 weeks 1 day ago
There is a bouquet of zinnias in my bathroom in a tall ivory vase. They are red, purple and burnt orange. The color is more vivid than a Kodachrome slide. They appear there every few days during the summer, almost as if by magic. I have never seen them wilt. While I am running around chasing story leads and interviewing people, a new...
5 weeks 1 day ago
A few of us were talking about the job market the other day. It seems like even with so many people out of work, I see want ads in several places, even here in our town.   I have heard some say, “I’m too educated to work here or there.” Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. If you were making nothing per hour, that would be $7...
6 weeks 18 hours ago
6 weeks 19 hours ago
Jilda and I have always had dogs. Most of them were “throw-aways” that showed up at our front door limping, with mange, worms, and other maladies stemming from abuse and neglect. A big red dog of questionable lineage wandered up several years ago. He was so old that his teeth were worn down to nubs and one of his ears had been...
7 weeks 22 hours ago
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