Tammy Wilson lives near Newton, N.C.

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Entering Lent With St. Jude’s Arm

It’s not every day you get a chance to view bones of an Apostle. Such was the case Feb. 15, when a fellow church member and I had a rare chance to see the bones of St. Jude Thaddeus—one of Jesus’ Apostles.

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Piano Reprise A Trip Down Memory Lane

Other than shots, few things gave me more dread than music lessons.

Other than shots, few things gave me more dread than music lessons. I dreaded the practice. I could always find something more fun to do, but my mother put the hammer down whenever I made noise about quitting.

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Room in the Inn

By the time you read this, I will be getting ready to deliver dinner to the cold-weather emergency shelter in Newton.

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Ready Or Not, Here Come The Mid-20s

The third decade of the 21st century is no longer “new.”

I’m trying to absorb the fact that today’s 18-year-olds were born in 2006. They have no memory of life before the iPhone or Facebook or any president before Barack Obama.

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Elvis The Pink Christmas Tree Lit At Last

After essentially five tries

I am happy to report that what was essentially five tries, Elvis is now fully clothed with proper lights and ornaments.

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Decorating For Christmas No Simple Matter

When should a Christmas tree go up?

I follow my mother’s rule: no Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, that red-haired stepchild of a holiday, is squeezed ever tighter between jack-o-lanterns and Santa Claus.

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One Deep Dive Led To Another, Then Another

When it comes to history, one thing follows another.

When it comes to history, one thing follows another.

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Halloweening In The Boomer Era

When I think of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treat, I’m a child in our small farming community. It’s the 1950s, and for at least a week before Oct. 31, farm families load costumed kids in the bed of their pickups to make the rounds.

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Since When Is AntiSemitism OK?

Last year, antisemitic episodes in the US increased by more than 35 percent, according to the Anti-Defamation League. These include physical violence, verbal threats, swastika graffiti and more.

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Inflation Rocks Tooth Fairy Business

Yes, the Tooth Fairy has reached an all-time inflationary high

The ageless nymph who flits about in the dark, swapping baby teeth left under youngsters’ pillows is having the ante up more cash.

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