Inklings: Beth: from child, to angel, to reminiscence

Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:27 p.m.

She was only 8 when we first met. The daughter of dear friends, her dad and my husband Jim were in the same fighter squadron at Otis AFB on Cape Cod. …

Sex talk

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s been with us since Eden. The only difference is the way we chat about it.

Inklings: A girl’s best Pal

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:46 a.m.

I can’t remember a time in my life – from childhood on – when we didn’t have a dog, enjoying many breeds. Jim had floods …

Ever budding memories

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Camellias have been especially beautiful in our yard this season. Whenever I look at these dark waxy evergreens showcasing delicately layered petals, …

The DAY’s the thing

Friday, January 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In reviewing 2015 most of us can probably say it had its ups and downs.

A (slight) twist of a (toothless) tale

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

‘Dad, there’s something I just don’t understand.”

Inklings: Birthday remembrances

Friday, December 18, 2015 10:14 a.m.

Did you hear historic corks popping last night? Or glimpse a glow of a lit birthday cake? It would have been pretty bright with 168 candles. It was …

Christmas icons, revisited

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

Two of my favorite whimsical holiday men are known by their holiday colors: Santa dressed in red and the Grinch in green. I love each one because of …

Black Friday Yes . . . No . . . Maybe?

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

By Barbara Lynch Hill

‘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!”

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