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It’s Friday

Birthday party atmosphere, spirit enhanced by snow We’ve had a grandchild born in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. That means our youngest just turned one. Madalyn Grace (MG) is the spitting image of her red-headed daddy, except that she has huge blue eyes, and it’s yet too early to tell if her hair will be…

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Sardis retiree fulfills longtime wish By Rita Howell Forget the birthday cake. Forget the chorus of “Happy Birthday to you.” What did John Clark Hudson of Sardis want for his 82nd birthday? He wanted to skydive. “I started thinking about turning 82,” the retired architect said. “I feel like 42, but in reality I thought…

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It’s Friday

Grocery shopping stressful without friends to talk to Seems I’ve spent a substantial amount of time just looking lately. Most of the moving boxes have been emptied. Things are pretty much in place, but where is now the question. I’ve put so much up that I’ve forgotten already where it all is. That really became…

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It’s Friday

Marjoram adds love, happiness; perhaps prophetic Here’s a rather timely recipe just right for the day after turkey day. Try this tasty tetrazzini rendition for supper this weekend if you’re too pooped to go out after a full week of cleaning, grocery shopping, traveling, cooking, washing, decorating, entertaining and Christmas shopping. I doubt that you’ve…

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It’s Friday

Dinner rolls top list of favorites on holiday menu Is it me or does Thanksgiving seem a little early this year? Here it is the Friday before turkey day already. Needless to say, I’m not ready. Not sure the turkey décor is coming out this year, but there will be roast turkey on the platter…

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It’s Friday

Mind your manners wherever you are Greetings from Tennessee! I’m not sure how many of my Thanksgiving crew will be here for our inaugural Tennessee Thanksgiving dinner. All of them, I hope and maybe a few newcomers. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve let time slip up on me and I have failed to get…

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It’s Friday

Recycled toys now entertaining next generation One of the first things I packed for moving was the boys’ toys. When DW got them down from the attic I saw then that nothing comes down from the attic looking like it did when it went up. So, I sorted tractors, cars, trucks, farm animals, horse trailers,…

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It’s Friday

Use self control to trick pesky candy monster By Peggy Walker, R.D. It’s the Friday before Halloween and no time to lose your will power. The holidays are upon us, for when you wake up next Wednesday morning, the Thanksgiving season will have begun! And we all know that there are thousands of calories just…

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It’s Friday

Pumpkins on porch and grandson near, life is good in Tenn. Editor’s Note: After writing a weekly column for The Panolian for many years, Peggy Walker and her husband, Danny, have relocated from Panola County to Lexington, Tenn. But Peggy’s fans need not fret. She’ll continue to send her columns and recipes via the Internet.…

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It’s Friday

Pound that chicken for flavorful dinner any day of week This week I have a couple of really tasty chicken recipes for you. Not that chicken is my favorite meat. It’s not. Chicken must be very well doctored up for me to enjoy. You will never hear me order a boneless, tasteless chicken sandwich. No,…

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