‘And I’d find it once again, if I knew how’
I came out of the Buckholts Post Office parking lot on my paper route last week, headed down a side street, and looked across that street into a yard.
There, under a big oak tree, were a couple of young boys, probably 10 or so, not much older, on their bicycles, sort of revving them back and forth, popping a couple of mild wheelies, like kids do.
Big smiles on their faces. Full Story
‘Scratching in the sand, living in the land of the free’
The “Fruit Stand Song” was written by Ben Graham and Brooke Graham.
According to Bill Graham it was about a time in the 50’s when a man’s handshake meant something, before our nation became a part of the world market and your neighbor was usually connected with mutual good will. Full Story
Connectors are valuable device for storytellers
There’s nothing like going to a rural Texas community gathering to scoop up a whole batch of comparisons to life now and how it was, say, 60- 65 years ago or more. Full Story
Hilarious example of strong will, determination
Neighbor Grover sez acupuncture is a jab well done. P eg and I drove up to Teague a short time back for the funeral of the 95-year-old mother of one of our closest friends in community newspapering. That friend would be Willis Webb whose well-crafted guest column livens up our op-ed pages each week. Full Story
Memorial (Decoration) Day no holiday for scams
Today few people know about “Decoration Day.” In 1866, women of the south decorated the grave sites of men and women that died during the Civil War.
Several cities, towns, and communities claimed to be the birthplace, but no evidence can be found to pinpoint to beginning of Decoration Day. Full Story
Economic development is No. 1 priority
While the recession has been running rampant throughout the nation and pretty much around the world these past few years, what we’ve been hearing on the news, and in the newspapers has been a steady flow of negative economic information. Full Story
Saluting unsung heroes: military spouses
During Military Appreciation Month, we salute not only the brave men and women who wear the uniform but also the individuals who provide unyielding support from the home front—our nation’s military spouses. Full Story