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Wise words from Ben Franklin

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are maxims from Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” At age 27, Franklin published his almanack under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders.” It became very popular and he continued publishing every year for the next 26 years.

Goodbyes to Dr. Stukes, Chrissy

on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My condolences go out to the families of two beloved Florentines who passed on to Glory last week. Dr. Joe Stukes died on Jan. 12. He was 88 years old. A former history professor at Francis Marion University, Dr. Stukes was well-known in our community for

Everyone deserves a ‘red letter day’

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I found these familiar phrases and their origins on Little Known Facts website. I hope you enjoy.

Historical facts from 1916

on Tuesday, 05 January 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here we are facing the new year 2016. Twenty, even ten years ago, this year seemed so far away.

Six goals for the new year

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A new year, 2016, is just a couple of days away and it is time for a fresh start and a few new goals to live by.

The meaning of Christmas

on Tuesday, 22 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Christmas, the day we Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior is near. What does this time, this event, this birth mean to us?

A holiday visit to New York

on Tuesday, 15 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Seeing New York City decorated for Christmas has been on my bucket list for a long time. Last week I crossed that goal off.

Mistletoe and pickle ornaments

on Wednesday, 09 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As the leaves are rapidly dropping from trees, it is easy to spot clumps of mistletoe growing near the top of trees and shrubs.

Some Christmas songs don’t mention Christmas

on Wednesday, 02 December 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

With a little more than three weeks until Christmas, consider this Christmas trivia: What is holly’s symbolic meaning to Christians?

‘Happy Trails To You’

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A recent email triggered fond memories of watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on TV as a kid in the fifties.

Proverbs, maxims to live by

on Wednesday, 18 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Consider these maxims and post the ones you like in a conspicuous place:

History, trivia on money, taxes

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The following facts about money and taxes comes from Little Known Facts:

A little of this and that

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

For some crazy reason, I like to collect interesting facts and bits of information. So this week, I dipped into my “trivia pool” and here are some you may find interesting.

S.C. is fourth for including dogs in Halloween

on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought our dog lovers might enjoy the results of a Big Heart Pet Brands survey on the top 25 Howl-O-Ween states.

Finding common interest with overseas phone operator

on Wednesday, 21 October 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Last week I was speaking to someone by phone about my satellite radio account.
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