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Nothing's quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...

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It's always Mama's fault

Freud may have been onto something.

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The city slickers

Bree, the eight-year-old daughter of my niece Nicole, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink's pick-up truck. We were in foothills of ...

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When Mama gets sick

I rarely get sick - knock on wood.

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Cleaning out and looking back

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared ...

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Southern comfort in a cast iron skillet

"I don't like cornbread," my little vegetarian declared the other day.

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The balance between well-behaved and not

Mama has always tried to instill some sort of ladylike qualities in me.

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Swanging

About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of ‘dew' were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too ...

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The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

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The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

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Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

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Uncle Oscar and Aunt Fairy

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy. I ...

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The joy of a good mudhole

It's hard to find a good mudhole these days. Have you noticed that? Too much concrete and asphalt.

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Right makes happy

It started with a conversation about "Die Hard."

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Mr. Ben

A while back, the chief tax assessors from counties throughout Georgia asked me to speak to their gathering at Jekyll Island. We frequent the Golden ...

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What doesn't kill you

When Cole woke up feeling a bit puny, I begged him not to tell Mama.

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Tink and the Garanimals

It is a sure bet, I am certain, that I am not the only wife with a husband who cares little about clothes. Like many ...

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In memoriam of the stores of my youth

A part of my childhood died recently.

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