The power of love

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Ten years ago today, Widdle and I took a big gamble at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas.

‘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 …

Making changes for a fresh start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I write to clarify the facts regarding the upcoming change in administration in the Town of Summerville.

One more time

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

“Thank you for your service!”

When food worldviews clash

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Yesterday I opened the refrigerator, groaned and slammed the door. Then I opened the freezer, screamed and slammed the door.

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 …

Greer, Greenville show BMW’s impact

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

The Greater Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce took a group of 15 people for an intra-community visit last month to Greer and Greenville. The …

Stay alive to drive another day

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s heartbreaking, what’s happening on America’s roadsides. Drivers are killing cops, cops are killing drivers.

Boo to you too!

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

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

Can we hear you now?

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

On a fall morning, Dr. Hollie Bahen, with a smile larger than normal, prepared Nick Daniels of The Summerville Journal Scene and I to receive a large amount of ear mold goo in our ears.

Lives Change @ Your Library: Be Booed and Wooed

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When autumn wafts the air, we sense a slowing down. We experience enough “slowing” to recall beautiful language. Consider the first line of Keats’ poem “To Autumn”: the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” Summerville’s George H. Seago, Jr. Library on Old Trolley Road covers both the …

Home Sweet Homestead: What’s Camp Meeting?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“They’re messing with us,” my husband Henry said to me. “They’re not going to have a big meal to eat. Just watch.”

Losing man - and woman’s - best friend

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There’s no easy way to say it: On Oct. 7, Nicky, our English Jack Russell Terrier, went A) To be with Jesus or B) To that great bacon buffet …

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 …

Waiting for the flood

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What happens when you’re waiting for the flood? Well, you…

Autumn nostalgia

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

It’s all about vivid color.

Misdirected creativity

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m a walking, talking Pinterest fail.

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 …

To get started is easy, but to finish is....

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

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.”

Fear the rain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:07 a.m.

There are two types of people in the world: Those who carry umbrellas, and those who don’t.

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. …

Something to think about

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

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. …

Beware the pitfalls of single-member districts

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As a life-long resident of Summerville, I have championed the success of Dorchester School District Two since entering Summerville Grammar School on …

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. …

Looking forward to November

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On Nov. 3, citizens of Summerville will have a chance to decide the future of our town. Do we maintain the character of a small southern town? Or do we go down the path of high density development like Mount Pleasant? The current mayor, Bill Collins, has set us on the path of development. He has chosen to commit $12 million of your tax dollars …

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 …

Lives Change @ Your Library: How Bountiful the Donating for Shelves and Sales

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

Patrons sometimes refer to libraries as the “community’s living room.” After all, isn’t a library similar to the room in our homes that is comfortably designed for everyday use? And, like a living room, on some days one area of the library catches our attention. At Summerville’s library, that area is where …

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