Category Archives: 2018

John Bonner’s Christmas Story

Mr. John Bonner was born May 10, 1915.  He died May 12, 2004, two days after his 89th birthday.  He was 60 and silver haired when I first met him in 1975.  For almost thirty years I saw him on … Continue reading

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Willie’s Nimble Fingers

Jane and I went to Macon in November of 2018 to see country music legend Willie Nelson.  Attending concerts of big-name musicians are a bit out of our regular routine.  I had not been to one since college days in … Continue reading

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Whatcha Callit,

A July 2018 fire in Unadilla gutted what many remember as Hamrick Furniture and Appliance.  As a young man Mr. Harry Hamrick joined his father in the family business on Front Street.  Mr. Harry owned and ran it for 68 … Continue reading

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The Cover of a Book

There’s an old saying to “Never judge a book by its cover.”  It’s sometimes hard for me to follow that sage advice, but it always comes to mind when I see John David Law. I was 15 when I first … Continue reading

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The North Pole’s Got Talent

Sandra Wiley invited me to be a guest speaker for some writing classes that she teaches at Fullington Academy.  Knowing that would look good on my resume, I gladly obliged.  The older students realized I was telling them more than … Continue reading

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A New Cotton Sack

During my early childhood the cotton on our farm, as well as that of our neighbors, was harvested by hand.  I picked a little cotton, but not enough to pretend that the hot work shaped my outlook on life.  It … Continue reading

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A Rocky Field

A long while back, maybe thirty years or more, I read an article in The Macon Telegraph that has stuck with me.  I don’t know how accurate my recollection is.  I would love to find someone who knows the details, … Continue reading

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