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The ‘power’ of the purse

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

All my life I have been intrigued with handbags. As a little girl, I got as excited about a new “pocket book” as I did about a new doll. As an adult, I don’t desire dolls anymore, but I am still a fan of the purse. I think a lady’s handbag says something

What Christmas means to some of us

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we approach the Christmas season, I like to share some wonderful quotes describing the spirit of Christmas. Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of

Thankful hearts and feeling grateful

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Thanksgiving Day will be here Thursday and many of us will sit around the family table and share ways we have been blessed. Below are some inspirational quotes concerning gratefulness: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the

Time for humor and laughter

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Experts say laughter is the best medicine. God’s word says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ESV. It’s time for laughter. On motherhood: My nickname is mom, but my full name is Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom

Comments on thinking positively

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Be thankful for what you

Quotes on life and living

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis Age is important only if you are cheese and wine. “The happiest people don’t worry too

A farmer’s words of wisdom

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.” “Don’t judge folks by their relatives. “Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.” “Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a

Thank God, we survived!

on Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In the midst of trying times last week, i.e., dealing without electricity, television, internet and phone service, there was encouragement and support from friends, family and neighbors. I heard many people comment on how quiet it was. And I heard stories

Humorous comments on aging and life

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start b

Famous firsts you may not know

on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison Ann Franklin 1762 – First woman to hold the title of newspaper editor, “The Newport Mercury” in Newport, RI. Henry Laurens, Charleston, S.C. statesman 1792 – First formal cremation in US. He left instructions in his will. Mary

Principles worthy of consideration

on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life. Make each day your masterpiece. The best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. Much will be accomplished by teamwork when no one is concerned about who gets credit. The

Obsessions make maniacs

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Are you a maniac? Probably not, but if you are obsessed with one of the following (according to Little Known Facts) you just might be a: Ablutomaniac - bathing Cynomaniac - dogs Phagomaniac - food Oniomaniac - buying Ailuromaniac - cats

There’s always something better to do than cleaning

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Surveys seem to be done on everything, so it was no surprise when I got an email with the survey results on the Top 10 U.S. States That Spend The Most Time Cleaning Per Capita. Interestingly, the Carolinas topped the list with North Carolina at #1 and Sou

Who remembers Burma Shave signs?

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Before there were interstates, Burma Shave signs would be posted along highways all over the country. Burma Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on highway roadside si

For the love of dogs

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.–Milan Kundera Dogs laugh, but they laugh with
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