Granny Mary Polly Beck, A Real Pioneer Woman

December 2nd, 2015

A few months ago I received an email from a distant cousin in College Station, Texas containing a few old family photos and the names of the people in them. My cousin had been doing some extensive work on the genealogy of our family and had run across the photos and names. There was one photo in particular that caught my eye as I pondered every element contained in it. Read more…

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The Giant Red Sow of Hog Mountain

November 30th, 2014

hogIt was April 1, 1963.  We lived out in the country in the Hog Mountain community of Gwinnett County, Georgia.  The nearest neighbor was a “right fir piece” down the road as we used to say.  My brother and I had just gotten off the school bus and we always headed to the kitchen to scrounge what we could to snack on till Mother and Daddy got home from work. Read more…

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Truth, Justice and the American Way

February 5th, 2014

SupermanGrowing up in the 50s and 60s, the Golden Age as I call it, was wonderful.  That was the time that television was becoming a familiar item in many American homes.  Our first TV was a used, round screen Philco, with rabbit ears.  Didn’t everybody have rabbit ears? Read more…

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The Things That Really Count

November 15th, 2012

I have lived long enough now to have a great rearward perspective.  What I see in my rear view mirror is most useful in helping me to gauge life’s road ahead.  At my age I’ve just about seen it all, felt it all, lived it all, experienced it all, suffered it all, and enjoyed it all.  I am now confident that I am able to judge life from the advantage of experience.  With experience comes a degree of wisdom, which comes in really handy in your daily walk.
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Mrs. Susie Kate Taylor

February 24th, 2012

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Mrs. Susie Kate Taylor, school teacher supreme, was one of my childhood heroes.  I thought she was just a good teacher, and I liked her, but she was nothing special at the time.  It was later, much later that I discovered her real value to me.  She was called Ms. Taylor by her 5th grade students at Lawrenceville Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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R.I.P. America

January 12th, 2012

In recent years I have observed that the rate of decline of America is in direct proportion to the rate of decline in our acknowledgment and worship of Almighty God.  As a Baby Boomer, I believe I have lived in the most peaceful, bountiful, free, and exciting time of American history.   Freedom and prosperity just seemed natural and normal to a boy growing up in post-war America. Read more…

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Cause and Effect

February 2nd, 2011

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? An age old question but really, who cares? There are, however, some things that should be pondered. Are we governing to effect an action or are we reacting to the outcome of a previous action? Read more…

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A House Divided

March 30th, 2010

As of the date of this writing, the Obama Healthcare Bill has just passed the House and Senate.  The vote was one of the most heated and divisive pieces of legislation in our time, possibly of all time.  The bill passed the House of Representatives with no Republican votes in support of it.  It was without a doubt, an all Democrat Party piece of legislation.  The House of Representatives is a house divided.  The U.S. Senate is a house divided. Read more…

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The Best of Times

December 25th, 2009

The title “Baby Boomers” was just a normal classification with which kids of my era have always identified.  We knew our Dads fought in the big war and we were proud of them.  We grew up in the post World War II years.  Looking back now, I am convinced those were the best of times to have been a kid.  No, we didn’t have the video games, computers, iPods, cell phones and all the gadgetry that these kids today have but we had things they don’t have.

The kids of my era didn’t have a lot of “things” but we had imagination.  Read more…

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Civics 101

July 28th, 2009

The Dig

To be an American today and not be stirred by what is going on in Washington you would have to be living on the moon or just not living.  Whether you are liberal or conservative, republican or democrat, black or white, rich or poor, you are most likely stirred by the recent political happenings.  Everything we have known in the past is being repealed, replaced or ignored.  Take for instance the US Constitution.  It is being conveniently placed aside or ignored while personal freedoms and institutions are being eroded and pillaged.  What makes it such a torment of mind and soul is that the attacks are not coming from enemies without, but supposed friends within. Read more…

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