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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

Headlines you might want to read again

on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison Newspaper consultant Ed Henniger’s shares the following headlines from his blog: Two sisters reunited after 18 years in checkout counter Miners refuse to work after death Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted

Familiar idioms on life

on Tuesday, 16 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Branda Harrison Here are some familiar and wise idioms that I found on Wikipedia. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush A rising tide lifts all boats A rolling stone gathers no moss A soft answer turneth away wrath A stitch in time saves

Funny comments on marriage

on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Marriage is like a poker game. You start out with a pair. She shows a heart. He flashes a diamond. She gets a flush. And he ends up with a full house and a big pot! Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the

Remembering the drive-in theaters

on Tuesday, 02 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I read an article last week which brought back memories of the drive-in movie theaters which were popular when I was a kid and a teen-ager. Ironically, my sister was in the midst of plans for an outdoor showing of a movie. Florence had two drive-in theate

More strange facts about animals

on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you are a cat person, you already know this – Cats can sleep for up to 16 hours a day. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. Dogs

A few wise idioms to live by

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

Some of the ABC’s of wisdom: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger., Proverbs 16:1 Big fish eat little fish Cheats never prosper Do as you would be done by Enough is as good as a feast First impressions are the most lasting

Witticisms on aging, life by Bob Hope

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

Remember Bob Hope, the actor, comedian, singer, dancer and golfer? The beloved comedian lived to be 100, passing in 2003. Here are a few of his witty comments on aging and his life: On Turning 70 “I still chase women, but only downhill.” On Turning 80 “
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