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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

Surf’s up at the library

It warms my heart when I see people reading. It is the foundation for learning. I believe we could solve a lot of our educational problems if we not only taught people how to read but an appreciation for the written word. I went to the Washington Memorial Library late one afternoon last week. There [...]

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Serving up the memories

(Jim Smith III has been with S&S for 70 years, since he was 11. Photo by Beau Cabell/The Telegraph) The S&S Cafeteria in Macon has been part of my family’s life for as long as I can remember. We would stop every time we came down I-75 from Atlanta on our way to Florida or [...]

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When the man told me he had joined the Air Force at the start of the Korean War in 1950, I thanked him for his service to our country. Life in the military had taken him all over the map. He reeled off some of the places where he had been stationed. His career had [...]

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‘So, God made a farmer’

My father grew up on a farm in the Midwest. His father worked the land, just as his father had. They lost everything in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and moved to the Promise Land of California, like something out of the pages of The Grapes of Wrath. My uncle and his two sons [...]

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