Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Part Deux

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There’s this stranger who yells at noisy kids, shakes his fists at speeders in the neighborhood, glares at youngsters who thump the subwoofers in …

The road frequently traveled

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I drive a lot between here and Atlanta, sometimes twice in a month.

On being short

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I wasn’t always vertically challenged.

Thanks, Facebook

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Thanks to Facebook, I know now which Brady Bunch kid I’d be, what kind of dog I am and how long I would survive a zombie apocalypse. (Jan, beagle and forever—my husband is handy with a shotgun, and I swing a mean cast iron skillet. I think we’d be OK. You thought I was going to say I don’t believe in zombies, didn’t you?)

Lovin’ Lucy

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:35 a.m.

She was blonde from birth and had big chocolaty eyes and a bright pink tummy, so much so that early on she was dubbed “Miss Pinkness.”

Things that make me trip

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Sometimes I watch life go by and think, “Wow, I haven’t been surprised in a while.”

Councilman’s Corner

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:38 p.m.

Oakbrook is beginning to get some much needed attention. There are several plans forming for the future; for now I would like to share some things that have already occurred.

Take note: Vote!

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The year: 1952. The state: Georgia. National news: the presidential election. Personal news: I was in high school and about to cast my first ballot.

‘Perfect for us’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:22 p.m.

I’d like to thank all who have written, called, visited, emailed and texted since my mother’s death. You’ve soothed me and made me remember the good times. Some of you posed interesting questions. So, here are the answers — and a few memories you might enjoy.

From the Mayor’s Desk

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Recently I used this space to write about the litter problem that plagues our community and state. I heard from a number of you who are concerned about it and the message it says about our sense of pride.

Where there’s a grill there’s a way

Friday, May 30, 2014 1:38 p.m.

For years as a working mother I’d spend spend nearly every weekend following my personal menu formula for the upcoming week: make one roast, one casserole and one crockpot recipe. Eat each twice, freezing any leftovers for lunches or a smorgasbord and fill in with an evening breakfast.

From the headlines ...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:08 p.m.

A look at some news — recent and not so much — that made me shake my head…

Another profile in courage

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:14 p.m.

In speaking of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage by the late President John F. Kennedy, Fr. Dennis Hadberg said the work mentioned such well-known and notable people as John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Sam Houston.

Housework: Ugh.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:42 p.m.

I have so many blessings, it’s a crime to complain. So I won’t. Except for one… leetle… thing.

A sticky situation recalled

Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:22 p.m.

I got my hand stuck in my guitar.

They plan what?

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know about Wedding Planners. They even made a movie about one of them.

I love you, Mother

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:29 p.m.

My mother had a small head. I know that because I’m wearing her floppy sun hat. I’m wearing her floppy sun hat because she left it to me when she …

Tasty tours

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:02 p.m.

It’s a universal truth that whenever we gather socially, food is a big part of the celebration – and that celebration’s success.

It’s a good thing they smell nice ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:47 p.m.

I love my husband, and he loves me. But there are things about him—and men in general—that leave me stumped.

Up, up and away UPDATED

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Traveling from the Low Country to the High Country has wonderful benefits – especially in the spring or fall.

The joys of ‘Insanity’ UPDATED

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I like to think of myself as a dedicated runner. I also like to think of myself as a six-foot tall redheaded showgirl, so we can see where this is going.

From the Mayor’s Desk UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

With the nasty weather we've been having it is hard to believe it's Spring. This is the season when Summerville is at its most spectacular. Dogwoods, azaleas, Japanese tulips and wisteria create a blooming showplace. Those of us who live here sometimes forget what a garden spot we inhabit.

Life’s most embarrassing moments … UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:15 a.m.

There are two things I fear: 1) Dying and 2) Being embarrassed. And there’s a difference between looking foolish and feeling stupid.

Reflections on Lux, Sam, Chester and Mel Gibson UPDATED

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Heard about the cat in Oregon that terrorized his humans until they barricaded themselves into a bedroom?

Headache remedies from Julie

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I have a headache. I never get headaches; in 53 years I’ve had maybe three. I just don’t get them. (My husband says I give them—hardeeharhar!)

‘Lieutenant Dan! You got legs!’

Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 a.m.

One day I’m going to write a book called “Things My Husband Says.” Chapters will be divided by topics, such as “Food,” “Wife’s Hair,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Best Friends” (which is not about me.)

Julie’s own ‘Peaceable Kingdom’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Most of us have probably seen “The Peaceable Kingdom,” painted by 19th century American folk artist (and devout Quaker) Edward Hicks. He painted at …

A long day at the hospital

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:13 p.m.

Surgery is a funny thing. They put you to sleep, cut you open, sew you up and hold you hostage.

The Watts Line: A fond farewell to a much-loved career

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:10 a.m.

It occurred to me this past May, after a visit with my now 19-month-old granddaughter who is being held hostage by her parents in the far off land of Oregon, that if I wanted to spend more time with her, I’d have to be unemployed to do it.

INKLINGS: Possum Pasta and Oysters Roosevelt

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

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