Nothing Like Having Ole Miss, State In SEC Semifinals

March 22, 2007 – There’s nothing like having State and Ole Miss in the semi-finals of the SEC tournaments to capture the interest of their respective fans. It was business as usual at physical therapy in Calhoun City on the afternoon State eliminated Kentucky in overtime. The game was on the lone TV in the center, which ordinarily seems to be tuned to Jeopardy.

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I’m Not A Member Of An Organized Party; I’m A Democrat

March 2, 2006 – From watching cable TV stations and deleting spam offers on our computer, I thought I had heard of every far-out product offer there was. Then Jo Ann came in from a visit to the vet with our 18-year-old longhaired domestic house cat P.K., with a device to correct a bad habit she has developed in recent months. To put it bluntly she has been pooping on the carpet in the unused bedroom wing of the house.

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“Hold On to Those Pants”

Feb. 24, 2005 – Something happened with the wheelchairs at the dialysis center in Oxford before I had a chance to make known my concern. Regular readers will recall that I sustained a fall at the scales a week or so ago when the wheelchair I was in somehow grabbed my foot and I fell.

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Last Weekend in January One To Remember

Feb. 5, 2004 – The last weekend in January was one to remember. Our good friend Bill Cook of Batesville, who had been in the hospital in Southaven for almost two weeks, died from heart trouble and a number of complications. He seemed to be on the mend, but his heart finally quit.

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Ordering Up A “Trent Lotte”

Jan. 23, 2003 – One of our most used Christmas gifts is a new home computer, from daughters Celia and Lisa and son-in-law Joel.
We had a vintage model, which doesn’t necessarily mean very old, but this was one of the first PowerMacs, used at the office for several years and then brought home when it became too obsolete for the rest of the system.

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Cherish Those Family Get-Togethers

Jan. 9, 2002 – As far back as I can remember we have hosted a family Christmas dinner at our house. One of my favorite memories of Christmas is my father, who died in a automobile wreck more than 20 years ago, sitting on the couch with our then very young daughters reading with great animation “The Night Before Christmas.”

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Butt-Dusting With The Bruce Rotary Club

Dec. 20, 2001 – This year the Bruce Rotary Club, again under the leadership of Rotarian Paul Wood, prepared and sold 200 Boston Butts. It is a three day process, which begins with a “butt-dusting party,” a title that was developed during the first effort.

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Oh Well, It’s Just Money

Dec. 6, 2000 – A month ago today, Thursday, Sid Salter and I were in the John Grisham Room at the Mississippi State University Library to give a postmortem of the Presidential election earlier that week.

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A ‘Blast From The Past’ At Sweet Potato Festival

Nov. 22, 2007 – On a recent Saturday the time on dialysis in Oxford passed very nicely as I longed for a cowbell to support Mississippi State in their thrashing of Alabama. I realize that as a 34-year professor at Ole Miss and the holder of two degrees from that institution, I probably should be less enthusiastic. But Ole Miss had an open date and it was Alabama, so I got carried away.

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Fixing Up Mercedes And Catching Up With Ole Miss Friends

Oct. 6, 2004 – A couple of Fridays ago I gave in and drove my vintage Mercedes to Memphis for a few minor repairs, which were to include realigning the front end to take care of a serious pulling to the right.

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