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Possumhaw: Letting your imagination run wild

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

James Wallace is a walker and a noticer. While almost anybody can walk, James -- whom I call Jamie, because his grandmother called him Jamie -- notices things most walkers wouldn't.

 

Possumhaw: The inconsistency of time

Posted 10/15/2018 in Local Columns

I've had some tragic news making each day stretch out like a month. I ordered a winter dress and it has not arrived. It's 79 degrees and I cannot wear the dress, but surely, I could have shorn a sheep by now. At the same time, my hair appointment is due; surely, I was just there. Basically, I am just irritable because I have lost my too-young friends to eternity.

 

Possumhaw: It was a bluebird day

Posted 10/8/2018 in Local Columns

The rains came, filling the lakes and greening the grass again. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees, making the days more pleasant. We seem to be grass cutting and bush-hogging later into the year. Sam tucks away the tractor and the lawnmower for the season, only to pull it out again. "Maybe one more cut," he says.

 

Possumhaw: Loving and losing

Posted 10/1/2018 in Local Columns

Several people have asked about the cats, Harry and Wilhelmina, since last week when I described searching for them in the dark. Hide and Seek is a game we play most nights. I'll find Harry peeking around a tree, hiding. Harry is mischievous like that.

 

Possumhaw: A walk in the dark

Posted 9/22/2018 in Local Columns

The moon was at the half as I wandered around the yard with a flashlight attempting to gather in the two-year old kittens. Wilhelmina can usually be found reclining on the picnic table, but not always.

 

Possumhaw: Southern gospel singing

Posted 9/17/2018 in Local Columns

Saturday night a week ago Sam and I headed to a gospel singing at the City Auditorium in Vernon, Alabama. We looked at the map and checked the distance. If we left by 4 o'clock, we would be sure to make it in time to hear Jessica Horton, Shaeffer's Chapel's praise and worship leader, sing at 5:30. Jessica's talent and charisma compelled us.

 

Possumhaw: World wide webworms

Posted 9/10/2018 in Local Columns

The air blows hot and dry, but even that is a welcomed comfort when standing under shade trees.

 

Possumhaw: Talking trash fish

Posted 9/2/2018 in Local Columns

There's a couple of names for trash fish; some call them garbage fish or rough fish. The terms refer to fish that are less than desirable, the ones you catch you aren't trying to, and fish where there's no legal limit to catch and keep. Some fish simply don't taste good. Some species are invasive or nuisance fish. Culture and traditions can alter what might be a trash fish, or not, in different locations.

 

Possumhaw: 'I'm molting, I'm molting ... '

Posted 8/27/2018 in Local Columns

While Sam shopped for tractor parts, I hung over the enclosure of baby chickens.

 

Possumhaw: Fear of falling

Posted 8/20/2018 in Local Columns

In the last six months half-a-dozen friends have fallen, including myself. We range in age from 30 to 80. Two of the "fallers" were due to medical conditions, three were carrying groceries, one was due to inattention. The results of those falls varied from a small cut, two compound fractures, facial injuries requiring a cosmetic surgeon and two hospitalizations.

 

Possumhaw: Living like pioneers

Posted 8/13/2018 in Local Columns

"I would like to do something this afternoon and it involves water." I suspected this would arouse Sam's interest.

 

Possumhaw: It was well worth it

Posted 8/4/2018 in Local Columns

The water hose was lying in the flower bed surrounded by a pile of gray sand. I touched it with my fingers. Sam said, "It's coming from the well through the hose." I thought maybe not. "If it's gray," he said, "it's coming from the well."

 

Cindy Webb, former paper carrier">Possumhaw: Four bits -- read all about it

Posted 7/28/2018 in Local Columns

"I asked the Lord to help me wake up earlier every morning and He gave me a paper route." Cindy Webb, former paper carrier

 

Possumhaw: A thousand generations depend on you

Posted 7/23/2018 in Local Columns

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:45 p.m. the autumn equinox will occur and yet already school supplies fill the stores, fall catalogs arrive daily and traffic builds around college towns. While spring brings a season of cleaning, fall brings a season of sorting.

 

">Possumhaw: A bushel of tomatoes and a peck of peas

Posted 7/16/2018 in Local Columns

"Every gardener I know is a junkie for the experience of being out there in the mud and fresh green growth. Why? An astute therapist might diagnose us as codependent and sign us up for Tomato-Anon meetings. We love our gardens so much it hurts."

 

Possumhaw: Dog days of summer

Posted 7/9/2018 in Local Columns

Possumhaw: Smarter than a hound dog

Posted 7/2/2018 in Local Columns

In the middle of the day even cats refuse to go outside.

 

Possumhaw: No use in squalling

Posted 6/25/2018 in National Columns

Looking out the glass doors, I watched the bottom fall out of the sky. When I went into the gym it was a bright, sunny, cloudless day. I leaned on the door and wondered when was it I stopped playing in the rain?

 

Possumhaw: Why I'm giving up plastic straws

Posted 6/18/2018 in Local Columns

My good friend, we'll call him Richard, caught up with me at church. "Girl," he said, "did you see this issue of National Geographic? It's about all that plastic ending up in the ocean."

 

Possumhaw: Catch of the day, no ketchup

Posted 6/4/2018 in Local Columns

After about the fourth time a frozen baggie of crappie fillets fell out of the freezer and onto the floor, I figured we needed to find some different recipes to use up some crappie fillets.

 

 

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