Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Alma Mater

I’ve been playing the piano since childhood, but it was only a few years ago that I learned the alma mater of Unadilla High School.  I didn’t have the sheet music and I’m limited as to what I’m able to … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 4 Comments

Four Friends With Three Eggs

My wife’s sister, Ellen, recently mentioned that a lot of my columns revolve around food.  I hadn’t thought about it, but I believe she’s on to something.  I have a thousand memories that involve food, and I can’t think of … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 6 Comments

A Good Attitude

Mrs. Eloise Agerton will celebrate her 100th birthday August 18, 2019, but she doesn’t have the wrinkles to prove it.  When I asked the secret to her lovely complexion, she laughed and said it may be the Avon products she … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 2 Comments

Music and Motivation – Part II

During my first two years of music lessons we didn’t have a piano at home.  It was, however, only a short walk to my grandmother’s house.  Mama Joiner had an ancient Price & Teeple upright in her living room.  It … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 5 Comments

Music and Motivation – Part I

The late Don Joiner was a first cousin of mine.  He was 14 years older than me and was a gifted musician.  He played the piano and organ as a teenager at Harmony Baptist Church, the place where our family … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 6 Comments