When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014.
Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014.
Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014.
Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014.
Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.
Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.
I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.
Rap. Rap. Rap.
A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.
Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.
Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.
Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.
I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.
Annie Mae Elrod, 86, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelly L. Glaze, 50, of Dawsonville died Sept. 1, 2014.
David Richard Cooper, 85, of Dawsonville died Sept. 7, 2014.
Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.
Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 28, 2014.
Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville died Aug. 28, 2014.
In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.