Sesquicentennial worth celebration for Friendship

When Ada Armstrong called to invite me to attend the 150th sesquicentennial anniversary celebration for Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, I didn’t need much encouragement to say yes. When I learned Dr. Thomas Tillman of Bruce would be the featured speaker for the celebration, I was a lock.
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Fish fry sparks good memories

Last week I was in the Vardaman School cafeteria helping my Ram soccer players sack up fish and chicken plates and dish out some desserts as a fundraiser for both our program and the school’s support group.
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This Spartan is excitedly running again

If you had told me a few years ago I would be on the verge of crying tears of joy simply because I was able to go for a one mile run, I would have insisted I help transport you for some psychiatric help.
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Visit to Faulkner House to learn about Da Vinci

Just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Jackson Square, down the narrow Pirate Alley running alongside St. Louis Cathedral, sits Faulkner House – a tiny bookstore that’s a must visit for literature lovers in New Orleans.
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Solo & Charlie aren’t good garden partners

Some pleasant weather, contrary to what was forecast, prompted me to buy some new plants and attempt to begin the overhaul of my backyard despite still hobbling a bit after knee surgery two weeks ago.
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Recovering from knee surgery

Lying on a hospital bed, staring at the ceiling and listening to the groans from the other side of the curtain from someone waking up from surgery, I couldn’t help but think I might should climb out of this bed and say, “No thanks, I changed my mind. I’m leaving.”
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First beach trip of 2021 a grand success

I was fearing some cool temps and even some spring rain, but the beach at Gulf Shores over Spring Break was almost summer-esque, as my red, soon-to-be peeling skin can attest.
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No rubbish pickup means lots of smoke

My house may be among the many this spring and summer contributing to the plumes of smoke likely to be hovering around Bruce.
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Paisley’s move to Bruce is bittersweet

I’ve had so many good times at the steakhouse in Big Creek it would be impossible to count them all.
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Mills inspires to explore your own art

It would be impossible to sit in Timmy Mills’ cozy little art studio in the corner of his house in Sarepta and not get inspired. I’m always overwhelmed at how someone can transform a blank canvas into something incredible.
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