Home » Archives by category » Columnists (Page 108)

2014! It’s a New Year

2014!  It’s a New Year

There is just something about beginning a new calendar year. It brings back memories for me of the start of a new school year. New binder, new spiral notebooks, pencils,…

Contemplation: The Temple Within

Contemplation: The Temple Within

Not long ago, at our Virginia Baptist state convention, I went to a breakout session that was led by members of the Epiphany Institute of Spirituality, a group of Baptists who…

Cosmic Fire Trucks, Getting up on the Wrong Side and An Over-Abundance of Averetts

Cosmic Fire Trucks, Getting up on the Wrong Side and An Over-Abundance of Averetts

One of my cousins posted a compliment on Facebook regarding a Rural Legends column several weeks ago. He said nice things. I’m not used to people saying nice things. He…

One-Word Resolution

One-Word Resolution

How many times have you heard the words “HAPPY NEW YEAR” during the past week? Well, those three words will be repeated often during the first couple of weeks in…

Harriet Nelson Strikes Again

Harriet Nelson Strikes Again

If you can’t believe Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, who can you believe? Retro TV carries old episodes of The Nelsons every Saturday and last weekend Ozzie was all upset because…

Dadgum cold…

Dadgum cold…

We just heard on the radio that some guy named Artic Vortex is raising Cain all over the country. Whoever he is, here in Stump County it is just to…

Warehouse insanity

Warehouse insanity

Craziness, I’m tellin’ you, just total craziness! Mrs. Neighbor dragged me into one of those monster warehouse stores the other day. I hadn’t been in one for several years and…

An Introduction to Stump County

Stump County Virginia is an imaginary county filled with imaginary people, 999 of them. We are about 100 years behind the rest of the country and sometimes we are happy…

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

As Christmas quickly approaches, cards begin to arrive, the kitchen gets busier, and candles in windows begin to shine all over the county. Have you ever thought about the Christmas…

Unorganized, Undecorated and Unapologetic

By Management It’s that time of year where things get a little sideways. We try to cram 18-hour days into eight hours of daylight and wonder why we can’t get…