Having lived through several years of drought, it is hard to complain about the rain. But, we have had our fair share. Perhaps, a tad more than our fair share.
I was not the best student in school.
We get very excited in this country when half of the eligible voters turn out for an election. That used to bother me, but I'm OK with that. Many of those people don't know whom they are voting for or why.
If you're reading this on Sunday, it was on this date in 1960 that my mother survived a troubled delivery and a fine doctor named Thomas Harris lifted me out and handed me to a waiting nurse.
Years ago, I remember when stores had only one or two displays of sunglasses. One was usually Foster Grant and the other was Polaroid. It seems there were only a half dozen styles and a few colors.
WINSLOW, Ariz.- U.S. 66, better known as Route 66, was once called names like "The Mother Road" and "The Main Street of America."
BLACKFOOT, Idaho - All across the countryside are unique little museums paying tribute to one thing or another.
The official name is now Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. We used to call it a temper tantrum.
In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.
College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.
The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.
At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical.
The first church hymnal I remember was the 1956 Baptist Hymnal. I still can remember the page number of hymns in that great old book.
Climate experts have all sorts of explanations each year about how much rain we have or have not received.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
In what would be the final years of her life, I often asked my mother what she wanted for Christmas. The reply was often the same: "I just want my children around me."
The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.
Sometime in the next few days, radio stations will start playing Christmas music. A friend of mine suggested I write a column about recording artists associated with a Christmas song. So here I go.
One song says to "Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One."
Somewhere in grade school, I learned water freezes at 32 degrees. If the temperature outside is below 32 degrees, there is a good chance that if there is precipitation, it may be or become frozen.
Somehow, we have melded Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day into days of recognizing all who have worn the uniform of our country.
By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone.
This may very well be one of the most glorious starts of a fall season. The weather has been beautiful with crystal-clear skies.
Being the first lady of any state is an interesting job.
Corporate America often spends loads of money finding the right name for a product.
In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote his wedding march. It's the one many people use as the recessional at weddings. Felix died in 1847.
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