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A little snow is all it took to inspire me to get the Christmas tree. “Let’s get the tree Sunday,” Carol said earlier in the week. I said “okay,” but in reality Christmas seemed far away … more
By LONNIE BARHAM -- In mid-August nine Gold Star Teens, who have all lost a loved one in the wars in the Middle East, boarded U.S. Coast Guard Ship Cutter Eagle in New York City. What they learned was invaluable. more
Surely my neighbors, even though they probably won't say it, thought I had confused my seasons Sunday. While they were getting out the Christmas decorations, doing their shopping and maybe even finishing decorating a tree, I got out the lawnmower. No, more
I got to sit at the kids' table. Now that may not sound like the desired location when you're eating out for breakfast. There wasn't all that much of a choice. There were four seats at the adult table, just enough for my daughter, Diana, son Ted, my more
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas JeffersonWith the dust settling after the … more
I've always been a fan of Thanksgiving. Of course, Christmas has its pluses - especially if you're a kid. The excitement of the day had me up long before my parents. Warned that I wasn't to go downstairs alone, I'd lie awake; listening intensely for any more
The line was moving slowly. People patiently waited for dessert. There was really no rush. The weekend was ahead and everyone knew in time they would get to the homemade goodies, the finale to the community pasta dinner. It was at that point the woman more
I felt his presence. He had slipped into the dining room and, without looking to confirm my suspicion, I imagined his dark eyes carefully watching my every more. I continued with my dinner, cutting into one of the two chicken tenders on my plate. You" more
Carol brought up the topic of calories at dinner. She had compiled a list of what we eat and, with a little research on the internet, calculated our calorie intake. “A banana,” she said, … more
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