• Where to put the purse down?

    Ladies, I have a purse problem. It’s not life or death, and to some it may seem silly, but I am having trouble finding not just a spot, but the spot to put my purse at home. Many may wonder why this should even worry …

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  • Life unedited

    She had a death grip on the manila envelope. Permission to read the contents meant she was letting me into her heart and soul, and as much as she wanted to hand it over removing an internal organ would have been easier. The adult woman …

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  • The mystery of the Elberton, Georgia Guidestones, part II

    In last week’s column I discussed the Georgia Guidestones, a mysterious stone monument that was commissioned to be built by a stranger in a field in 1980 in the small community of Elberton, Georgia. Carved into the granite wall are 10 guides for living in …

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  • Virginia Dare, first child born in the Americas to English parents

    Virginia Dare, born Aug. 18, 1587, was the first recorded child born in the Americas to English parents. The parents were Eleanor Ananias Dare. She was born into the Roanoke Colony in what is now North Carolina on the East Coast. Whatever happened to Virginia …

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  • Let go of shallow interactions

    “There’s a human tendency to feel like you’re pulling more than your fair share of the weight.” That was the opening line of a piece by Lisa Earle McLeod, a writer who graces the Guard opinion page from time to time. But how accurate those …

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  • Scarlett O’Hara likely not best role model

    I was 10 or so, and TBS or TNT had decided to air “Gone with the Wind” as they often did (and still do). I can only blame my dad, who liked the film, but probably never guessed the impression it would leave on his …

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  • Another mystery surrounds guidestones

    I know it’s not Halloween yet, but boy do I have a spooky story! The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious granite monument in a pasture in Elberton, Georgia and was erected in 1980 by a mysterious man. Engraved on the monument walls are what appeared …

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  • The price of a truck, tools and an extra pair of hands

    It’s really helpful when I need to borrow a truck, tools, or an extra pair of hands to have someone I can call, beg or steal from. Therefore, it is important that I remain on friendly terms with my X. That said, I have one …

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  • Where’s the operating manual for toddlers?

    Babies (and toddlers) really should come with parenting manuals. Sure, there are tons of parenting and well-child books out there, but they don’t address specific actions, such as those by our toddler. We have decided Kaylee is more industrious than many of the experts and …

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  • New home, new owner

    (Cue country tune of “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter.) I’m not JoAnn. My name is Lacy. I moved in a few weeks ago. ——— “I hope you keep it (the yard) up just as good as JoAnn did,” one man commented to me from …

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  • Outrageous news headlines that are actually real!

    I have become a news junkie and it’s probably pretty obvious judging by my latest columns. I can’t help it though. I am shocked at most of the things I read about and feel compelled to share them. I have found many people are oblivious …

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  • Yellow hair in early New England

    Some history is more mystery than history. We don’t know what kind of “pestilence” struck the slash and burn farmers who occupied the area where the Mayflower’s colonists settled. When they reached Cape Cod, they stopped and on Nov. 11, 1620, they went ashore on …

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