Living

9 weeks 2 days ago
It is a wonder I never got hooked on tobacco. Most of the people I adored during my formative years smoked, dipped or chewed, but for reasons I will explain later, I never did. I remember my grandpa Charlie Watson smoking as he sat in his overalls on an oak stump the size of a No. 3 washtub. None of those sissified filtered smokes for him. No...
9 weeks 2 days ago
As I was making breakfast for my husband the other morning, I was reminded of my grandmother’s breakfast which she prepared for my granddaddy every morning.  I, like her, make homemade biscuits every morning.   It does not matter that mine come from a Pillsbury bag of frozen biscuits. Somebody made them.  She, of course,...
10 weeks 1 day ago
School starts back this week for many areas around the country, and I spent time reflecting about my early days in school.  Some kids would rather step barefoot on a rusty nail than go back to school in August. Fortunately, the first bell did not ring until after Labor Day when I was a kid, and I was excited to begin my education. My...
10 weeks 1 day ago
There is a part of me that wants to turn back time. Back to where doors were left open and you could call with a dime. Back to where living was easy, simple, and slow. We could walk down the street, not afraid we should go. Kids played ball outside till dark. Families and friends had picnics in the parks. Video games were in the...
11 weeks 2 days ago
People often ask how I come up with column ideas. Back in 2007, it was easy. A zillion ideas floated around in my head like yellow jackets on an apple core in summer, but I have written, tossed or forgotten all those. These days my ideas tend to evolve and if I were paid for all the time I spend writing each one, I would be a wealthy man....
11 weeks 2 days ago
I love tea parties.  Since my daughter was a little girl, we have had real as well as pretend tea parties.  I can remember her daddy sitting at her little table drinking cold sweet tea and eating cookies as she entertained.  I have begun to host teas for different groups, my Red Hatters, garden club, birthdays, baby showers,...
12 weeks 2 days ago
Miss Monica Caroline May, daughter of Steve and Monica May of Eupora, became the bride of Jon Edward Duncan in a late afternoon ceremony held outdoors at the Duncan home place Saturday, May 24, 2014.  The groom is the son of Edward and Traci Duncan, of Kosciusko. Shawn Hardin, youth pastor of the Huntington Street Church of Christ in...
12 weeks 2 days ago
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Chappell Fenwick of Kosciusko are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Lynn Fenwick, to Benjamin Paul Ost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Ost of Indianapolis, Ind.   The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Bertha Fenwick and the late Frank and Doralyn Simpson....
12 weeks 2 days ago
A back to school event held at Jason Niles Park in Kosciusko Saturday was attended by more than 600 people. The annual Back 2 School Bash, sponsored by Kingdom Life Church, saw its biggest crowd in its six-year history. KLC Pastor Antonio Patterson said the event, which gave backpacks and school supplies to 150 area children, is an outreach...
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