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Nina Keenam, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

Nina Keenam

Sharing flower cuttings is a joy

Since an elderly gentleman dropped off some plants with delicate white blooms at the Foley newspaper office, I have been fascinated by them. They are ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Friday, February 21, 2020 7:08 pm

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Beautiful star symbolized birth of Jesus

During World War II, a father drove his young son around their community on Christmas Eve to see the lighted Christmas decorations.    Along the ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Friday, December 27, 2019 6:05 pm

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I’ll always remember mother’s dishes

When it is time to take down my Christmas dishes from a couple of shelves in my kitchen every year, I remember my mother’s frantic ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Friday, December 13, 2019 12:37 pm

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Do you believe in angels?

Do you believe in angels? One cloudy morning, I stepped outside with my raincoat, well-worn rain bonnet and my dilapidated umbrella in my arms. It ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Friday, December 6, 2019 5:34 pm

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Herriot books worth the while

I enjoy books that make me laugh at times and tug at my heartstrings at others. James Herriot’s fit that description. My husband had macular ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Friday, October 4, 2019 10:59 am

Columnists

As we age ‘old’ seems young to us

I was puzzled because my mother called some friends she had not seen in ages “That boy and girl.” I now understand. Although they were ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:00 am

Columnists

Father’s Day began in 1910; Nixon made it official in ‘72

Father’s Day. Did you ever wonder how it got started? In searching for its origin, I found accounts of two women who had the idea ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:47 am

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Small acts of kindness can improve day

Have you done an act of kindness today? Washington Irving, an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th Century, ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, June 1, 2019 3:26 am

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Alabama has many things to celebrate

Have you ever heard of the Basilosaurus Cetoides? If so, you know that it is our state fossil. In case you might have forgotten, like ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:03 am

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Squirrels outwitted humans, again

One day I noticed that bees were whizzing in and out of the bushes of my blooming azaleas. They sipped sweet nectar and moved on ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:48 pm

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