On the subject of moving…

On the subject of moving…

There are few things in life that bring me the joy that I find in moving all my possessions from one location to another. Among that list are root can...

June 17th, 2019 |  


The swing chains tell a story

The swing chains tell a story

As I was walking to the post office the other day an acquaintance stopped me and asked if I was done writing articles for the newspaper. I told her it...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  



Always a home in Highland County

Always a home in Highland County

I’ve tried for a long time to put into words how I feel about Highland County. What is it like? What does it represent? What would the world, my...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Saluting all dads, especially mine

Saluting all dads, especially mine

My sister, brother and I lost our father when we were quite young, and now he’s been gone for nearly as long as he lived on this earth. While it...

June 10th, 2019 |  


Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Have you hugged your dad today? Yeah, it’s corny, but just do it. I can’t.Dad died in his sleep one afternoon in 2007. He told Mom he didn...

June 8th, 2019 |  


Expecting the impossible

Expecting the impossible

Over the last few weeks, local news articles have been reporting on school treasurers presenting the state mandated five-year financial forecasts to t...

June 6th, 2019 |  


He just wanted to belong

He just wanted to belong

A woodworker in our town had a little sign posted on his wall that said, “No job too large. No job too small.”The same philosophy served m...

June 5th, 2019 |  


Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well

Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well

It was time. When we got there, I asked Dr. Mills how old the old boy was.Let me look, his assistant said, checking something on the body. Twenty-eigh...

June 4th, 2019 |  


I would love to hear their story

The year 2016 was a tough one. On March 11 at 11:15 a.m. our sister Olive went to be with the Lord. On April 24 at 9 a.m. our brother Ira went to heav...

June 4th, 2019 |