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Elvis' star still shines bright in Memphis

During the past week or so, thousands of people made a pilgrimage to Memphis to remember the city's best-known son, Elvis Aron Presley.

August 18, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Offer kind word to those who serve us well

Certain occupations have a predisposition to being unpopular, such as working at any kind of office that collects taxes or issues driver's licenses.

August 11, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


School days rolled around later in my day

I miss the days when school started after Labor Day.

August 04, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A pastor who still puts up with me

During my half-century and a little change on this planet, I have been a member of 12 churches. I was a member of one of them twice. I moved away and then came back.

July 28, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mr. Harry takes big gulps of life at age 88

Harry Adams has found the elixir of life. Unfortunately for the rest of us, it does not come in a bottle.

July 21, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Message to build an ark

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.

July 14, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Vacation Bible school: A rip-roaring time as a kid

I was not the best student in school.

July 07, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Knowing why we celebrate July 4

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.

June 30, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


I arrived 53 years ago on this date

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.

June 23, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sunglasses are a new everyday accessory

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.

June 16, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Getting kicks on Route 66

WINSLOW, Ariz.- U.S. 66, better known as Route 66, was once called names like "The Mother Road" and "The Main Street of America."

June 09, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tales from potato country

BLACKFOOT, Idaho - All across the countryside are unique little museums paying tribute to one thing or another.

June 02, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New name for children’s temper tantrums

The official name is now Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. We used to call it a temper tantrum.

May 26, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Original locations highlight class acts

In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.

May 19, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Bear Bryant advised players to write home

College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.

May 12, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Proud of the home of brave, land of free

In the past few days, many people have been heard. They include people who wave Confederate flags and hate Confederate flags as well as people who are gay or those who hate gays.

July 05, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Small towns boast of their noteworthiness

Some towns have lots to brag about. And some of them do it on their city limits sign.

June 28, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marching into Bible school

I don't know if I was good student or just had good teachers, but I have vivid recollections of my days in vacation Bible school.

June 21, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Seeing the beauty in Old Glory

I don't know how to explain it, but something happens when I see our American flag being presented in a ceremony.

June 14, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Celebrate honorary graduates

My friend, Coleen Ivey, received an honorary diploma from Gainesville High School recently. At 88, she has about 70 years seniority on most high school seniors.

May 31, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Saying goodbye to Curtis Segars, a true Red Elephant

Curtis Segars was never my principal.

May 24, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ups and downs at Blue Willow Inn

Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.

May 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mothers have tough jobs to do

First, for nine months, often through morning sickness and aching feet, back and elsewhere, mothers carry a baby until he or she is ready to debut.

May 10, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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