Thursday, March 24, 2022
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A new event is appearing Lafayette’s calendar — A Taste of Macon, an effort to showcase local food and other vendors.

Thursday, March 17, 2022
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A couple of weeks back I found myself in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was there to make a keynote speech to the Dairy Farmers of America — Mountain Division. I spoke to the Southeastern Division in Nashville back last summer. Sometimes one speech leads to another.

Thursday, March 10, 2022
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I suppose anyone who has eaten at a country style restaurant knows what a “meat and three” is. It, of course, refers to a meat entree and three vegetable selections. There are still a few places where you can get real country cooking, but they are few and far between. Cooking

Thursday, March 03, 2022
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Back in my boyhood days, the chicken house was a center of activity in The Brim Hollow. It was actually one building that accommodated two different houses — the chicken house and the hen house. Rectangular in shape, it featured a dividing wall in its center with wooden floors. The front of …

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Snow Days

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A walking trail is pictured covered in snow.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022
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Last week I wrote again of taking in a snow fall in my beloved Brim Hollow. For me there is no other place like it in all the world. I spent the most carefree days of my life there as a growing boy. There are so many sights and sounds and smells and deep feelings etched in my memory. That ol…

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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The famous sales motivational speaker, the late Zig Ziglar used to say, “It not your aptitude, it’s your attitude that determines your altitude. I think he was right.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not for living in the past. But Bob Dylan was right when he wrote, “The times, they are a changin’.” Indeed, they are, and fast.

Thursday, December 30, 2021
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Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not for living in the past. But Bob Dylan was right when he wrote, “The times, they are a changin’.” Indeed, they are, and fast.

Thursday, December 16, 2021
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I’m not really sure when the commercialization of Christmas began to impact modern America in dramatic fashion. Maybe it was in the 1960’s. If not that early, it was certainly underway by the 1970’s.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
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I continue to hear from readers offering more of their favorite sayings. Some call, others email me, and still others pass along a favorite saying through a third party. Here’s one a Smith County boy shared with my brother, Dewey. Seems his father use to say, “If you don’t use your head, you…

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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I spent many an hour in our old feed barn. To a boy it seemed vast in its size and expanse. I became intimately familiar with each stable and hallway. I especially enjoyed the large barn loft which provided endless opportunities for exploring. But I suppose the old corn crib stands out most …

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Looking back on the days of my youth, I suppose there were no days that passed by more slowly than those between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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The shorter catechism, “agreed upon by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminister,’ as the old New England Primer has it, asks the ancient questions what and why, and answers them in one short sentence hardly matched in any uninspired work.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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I suppose I have always had a fascination with books. It may be because Mrs. Willingham turned me on to “Ted and Sally” in the first grade.

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Thursday, October 08, 2020
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A week or so back, I decided to go visit an old friend. So, I packed up some gear and headed for Brim Hollow.

Thursday, October 01, 2020
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I once heard a successful businessman say the difference in success and failure in life comes down to about a half-dozen things. He didn’t elaborate on what those half-dozen things were, but I understood where he was going with the idea.