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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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The exciting adventures of ‘Jungle Boy’

Oh, no! He’s in trouble again. Deep trouble. Bomba the Jungle Boy, always moves cautiously in the Amazon Jungle but has encountered an attack by ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:30 am

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Remembering the music of Ole Ern

Tennessee Ernie Ford had the distinction of almost singlehandedly bringing inspirational music into the mainstream of American entertainment. He was one of my favorite singers. ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, March 5, 2022 7:30 am

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Appreciation for the ball point pen

Can you think of anything handier than a ball point pen? One of my prized possessions as an elementary grade student was a fountain pen. ... Read more

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

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Hard to let go of comfortable things

Have you ever told yourself you needed to throw away that scruffy old pair of sneakers, a ragged pair of jeans, or maybe even a ... Read more

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

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A hodgepodge of historical facts

Did you ever wonder how the name of sideburn {the hair grown on each side of a man’s face), originated? It came from a Union ... Read more

by Nina Keenam, Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:30 am

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