Can still taste Mrs. Tula’s butter rolls from the Trojan Restaurant

Lisa McNeece

It’s been at least 30 years since I’ve had one of Tula Vance’s butter rolls, but I can taste it today.
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Several bald eagle reportings around Bruce

Lisa McNeece

Have you seen a bald eagle in the Bruce area? We have had several sightings over the past month.
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Two new babies for Christmas

Lisa McNeece

Celia’s second grandchild scheduled to arrive this month, came last Monday, Dec. 22. Lainy Kathryn Rea was born Monday night around 9 p.m. to niece Abby Hillhouse and her husband Sam.

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Our family is full of Christmas birthdays

Lisa McNeece

Having a birthday in December is tough, and the closer the date to Christmas the harder it is.

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First of Celia’s grandbabies arrive; enjoying area Christmas decorations

Lisa McNeece

The Christmas decor at the Bruce red-light, intersection of Hwy 9 and 32 looks great. It’s new this year– lighted deer and a sleigh and really adds a lot to the corners.

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Latest Grisham book starts slow, but picks up; Ellie Kathryn doesn’t believe in throwing candy in parade

Lisa McNeece

John Grisham’s new book Gray Mountain was a little slow starting, but picked up to his usual style after the first hundred or so pages.

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Next Christmas, I’ll buy the hardest gifts first

Lisa McNeece

This year, I have realized the pattern of my Christmas shopping over the past few years, but it’s too late to do anything about it.
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April McGreger’s “Sweet Potato Hummus” a success

Lisa McNeece

After a month of “intending to,” I made April McGreger’s Sweet Potato Hummus over the weekend and loved it.
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Had to explain why no baby at a baby shower

Lisa McNeece

Sunday afternoon we attended a baby shower for niece Abby Rea at the home of Stacey Plunk west of Bruce in the Parker community.

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Great sweet potato desserts at Vardaman banquet; EK and all her stuff

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of the annual Sweet Potato Festival Banquet to me is certainly the array of sweet potato desserts. Desserts come from the contest entries that day. So each table has a variety of sweet potato delights.

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