When Nelson Mandela died Thursday, the cable news networks had wall-to-wall coverage — the man was 95 and in poor health, so needless to say, they were prepared. Facebook blew up with comments from seemingly every person on earth who felt the need to weigh-in on his passing. Most websites had banners proclaiming the event. It was all very nice and good and predictable; his story was well-worth publicizing.
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When I first came to Sherman, I heard a rumor of a lake. From what I understood it was in the middle of downtown and the hub of society. However, finding no evidence that such a lake existed, I surrendered the idea to nostalgic nonsense.
Welcome to the “happy holidays” season. In case you’re wondering, that’s different than the holiday season, which is loosely defined as Thanksgiving-ish through Christmas-ish.
It seems like every year stores and shoppers get in a bigger and bigger fizz over Black Friday sales. It’s gone so far now that some stores are open part or all of Thanksgiving Day! At this point, Grandma might as well forget the turkey and just toss energy bars to her family members as they’re running out the door and headed to the stores … that is, if they even manage to make it to Grandma’s house in the first place.
Shopping, to put it kindly, is not my bag. It’s overwhelming for me to enter any store that sells more than six products. I lack the innate understanding of which store corner a person must venture toward to find a specific product. Whatever generic map most people have in their heads, I sorely lack.
Fifty years ago today President John F. Kennedy was murdered. .
Exactly 150 years ago, one of the United States’ most well-known leaders gave his most famous speech: “Four score and seven years ago …”
My niece and I made a wreath recently, and it opened my eyes to what holiday decorating at our house may be like in the future. For years now, I have been the chief elf at our house.
“People hate Congress, but people love their Congressman.”
There are certain experiences that everyone with hard to pronounce and hard to spell names share.