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November 15, 2017

Overjoyed in Twilight Zone moment

by Catherine Minolli
"I think I have what you need," the old street peddler says to the pretty brunette with big brown eyes who's sitting alone in a booth in the bar. He's one of those old-fashioned vendors, walking around with a box held up by a strap around his neck....more>
November 15, 2017

More meandering miscellaneous musings

by Rick Liblong
This week I offer a few non-related thoughts that pop into my head every so often. None of them are earth-shattering but I'll share them anyway. JUSTIN VERLANDER: What a year for former Detroit Tigers (and probably future Hall of Fame) pitcher Justin Verlander....more>
November 15, 2017

The place we call home

by Iris Lee Underwood
We drove north on what my family endearingly calls the Townsend Tunnel. It seemed overnight Jack Frost disrobed the oaks and maples. "Just like that, another summer behind us," I said....more>
November 08, 2017

Making peace with haunting story

by Catherine Minolli
Just in time for this Veterans Day, I come across some photos and an old column I had written years ago. The photos are precious. Copies of old photos that date back to the turn of the century or before....more>
November 08, 2017

Above and beyond the call of duty

by Rick Liblong
As prescribed by a law signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, Saturday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Originally known as Armistice Day, Veteran's Day is set aside to honor all men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces....more>
November 08, 2017

Belle Valley Band a gift to community

by Willene Tanis
We just came home from a wonderful afternoon which included dinner with friends and a concert by the Belle Valley Community Band. I sat down at my computer to share with you before the ambiance got away....more>
November 08, 2017

Almost forgotten fruit, the pawpaw

by Iris Lee Underwood
Sixty years ago, in the understory of the Appalachian Mountains, my sisters and I played canning with our cousins. We pulled off the grainy flowers from plantain stems and stuffed them into Aunt Eloise's dusty, old jars....more>
November 01, 2017

Favorite costume or real personna?

by Catherine Minolli
I think I've figured out why Halloween is so much fun for kids. Lots of them say it's their favorite holiday—even better than Christmas and all the presents and time off of school and whatnot....more>
November 01, 2017

What will they think of next?

by Rick Liblong
Sue, like many other people, belongs to a book club with a few of her female friends. They get together every couple of months for dinner at someone's house and once in a while some of them have actually read the current book....more>
November 01, 2017

Our country's founding fathers

by Iris Lee Underwood
In the mist of mid-October, we climbed 57 steps leading to Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial. An old, sad memory recalled my childhood visit to Henry Ford's Greenfield Village Museum....more>
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