Nina Keenam, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

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Corn silks actually have a purpose

“What’s the purpose of these things?” my mother wondered as she struggled with a wad of corn silk. Tiny beads of perspiration had popped out ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:30 am

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What in the world is a ‘Momolie’?

As soon as I opened the little book by Michele Slung called “Momilies and More Momilies as My Mother Used to Say,” I had a ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30 am

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A special time for ‘Friday Lunch Friends’

It is Friday lunch time. You might have seen them at one time or another, six older women, making their way to a table at one of ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:30 am

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‘O beautiful for spacious skies’

“O beautiful for spacious skies” are the words that came to Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 as she stood with some of her Colorado College ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:30 am

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Settling the primrose-buttercup debate

Every spring I look forward to the appearance of primroses, my favorite wildflowers. Those small delicate looking pink blooms with a yellow center are a ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, April 23, 2022 7:30 am

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The drama of hummingbirds and bees

During my bird-watching days, I saw some things I never would have believed if I had not seen them with my own eyes. One day ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:30 am

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Nothing quite like an act of kindness

“Hey, who are you?  What are you doing?” “I’m your neighbor,” the preacher said. “I’m helping you grub.” I heard those words while sitting under a ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, April 9, 2022 7:30 am

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Trapping gophers leads to book

It was time. My cousin Harold was ready and waiting for the gopher terrapin that showed up at the faucet in his back yard every ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, April 2, 2022 7:30 am

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Three generations reminisce

Years ago, my daughter chanced to meet someone who lived close to the Bibb County mining camp where I was born. She was so excited ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:30 am

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Wesley used shorthand in writing hymns

Guess who used shorthand when composing hymns? Actually there were several, including John Wesley, who founded Methodism and his brother, Charles Wesley. I learned this ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, March 19, 2022 7:30 am

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