‘Tis the season . . . . . . for grocery shopping in the deluxe mode.

Friday, November 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There’re always so many foodstuffs to buy now and in my case so many things to forget and so much “backing and forthing” to get …

One more time

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Thank you for your service!”

The Great Pumpkin

Friday, November 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Great Pumpkin made its first (non) appearance in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip about a half century ago. Every year Linus waits to …

Boo to you too!

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The click of manual typewriter keys long after that typewriter was gone.

Mad as a hornet

Friday, October 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I never understood the depth of that phrase until a swarm of these tiny beasts decided to headquarter on our front porch. They took exception to our …

Autumn nostalgia

Friday, October 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s all about vivid color.

Football fever

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Some of us would follow that pigskin on most any field, most anytime. For others it’s all about connections. As a former high school football star – alas before I knew him – Jim leans more to the former, while favoring certain links. He’s also a pro ball fan. I’m all about connections, and am not as much into the …

Doppiness and other misadventures

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘Don’t mind her,” mom often said to dad if I stumbled, “she’s pretty doppy.”

Tenderloin: aptly named

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite cuts of meat is pork tenderloin. I especially like it when it’s priced BOGO at the grocery store. I cook one and freeze one. …

Aloha revisited

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two enchanting events last weekend recaptured memories of a wonderfully lush journey 44 years ago. One was a joyous celebration, the other a TV rerun. …

Fried what? You can bake those?

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When I was growing up it seemed that the only thing mother fried was chicken, fish, potatoes and breakfast. Apparently things have really changed. …

A long, strong life – still!

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:47 a.m.

The car that rammed hers last April totaled it and nearly totaled Ritha Tuten. Resultant injuries included a split knee with a three-inch bolt holding it together; a broken leg complete with a long pin down one side secured with a half dozen screws; five breast plates from several broken ribs; a broken wrist; a hand with four protruding pins, and …

Sunset cruisin’

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What’s more soothing than water?

Signs of life

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The sign that riveted my attention was tacked up on Karen’s business entrance. It was only three lines, with six total words:

‘A Fine Romance’

Friday, August 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I was there at the birth of a love story.

Cool summer salads

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When it’s as flat hot as it has been recently, cool dishes are most welcome. Nothing fits this culinary bill of fare as well as salads. …

Prize winning PJs

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jim and I still annually toast a pair of pajamas—or lack of same – as we are about to celebrate the 58th anniversary of our honeymoon. …

Mayor Myers: Service to Summerville

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

(Excerpts from “Book of Golden Deeds” award given to Mr. Berlin for community service by The Charleston Exchange Club)

Mayor Myers: a man with a gentle humor

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While appearing on the same Summerville Preservation Society program about local history with Berlin G. Myers a few years ago, I told the audience he …

July 4th and American icons

Friday, July 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It was 44 years ago tomorrow that our family celebrated our best Fourth of July ever. That was the holiday when Jim returned from Viet Nam to where …

Reverse engineering recipes

Friday, June 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“If you stick my steak with that fork one more time, I’m gonna slap you upside the head!”

An old favorite done a new way

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If it’s okay with St. Peter – and if I get a pass through those gates – I’m taking my crockpot with me to heaven. That …

‘Glittering fragments of the rainbow’

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite nature aviators is the delightful hummingbird.

More thoughts on Moody

Friday, May 8, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Monica Kreber’s recent excellent retrospective on Summerville High School Band Director, the late Gus Moody, talked about our local musical …

May Day memories

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

This first day of May has been observed in many ways over the centuries, stemming from astronomical origins as the start of the spring planting …

A reunion to remember

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There were over a 100 there this week. It was about a half century ago the last time we were all together as a viable unit.

Salmon, soda bread and sweet spot desserts

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

We Hills are a partying lot. It doesn’t take much for us to get together and everybody bring something. Our last gatherings were based on …

‘Timmy’ stands on firm cultural ground

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The small bronze sculpture of a gleeful young boy perched atop a bookcase is the Timrod Library’s logo.

‘The Day Christ Died’

Friday, April 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s been said that if Jim Bishop, the author of the above book, had lived 1,985 years ago, there would be five evangelists: Matthew, Mark, …

Floral festivals began over a century ago

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

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