Darrell Huckaby

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HUCKABY: Make the 4th more than a date on the calendar

Remember the old joke, "Do they have a Fourth of July in England?"

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HUCKABY: Mason-Dixon Line, the language barrier

I was doing really well at my new career of trip planner and tour guide. I really was. I got 50 people to Boston and back safely on my maiden voyage, without creating an international incident — or even a sectional one.

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HUCKABY: Private conversations a thing of the past

What this country needs is not a good 5-cent cigar, but a return to the days of the telephone booth.

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HUCKABY: Summer brings nostalgia for the ice cream man

For all practical purposes, summer is here

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Darrell Huckaby: Time flies when a wedding is on the horizon

I suppose I knew this day would come sometime, but not this soon.

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HUCKABY: Are we willing to take up the torch of freedom?

Are we the people still willing to take up the torch for those who have given their last full measure on behalf of liberty and freedom?

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HUCKABY: Choosing a line of work now that I'm retired

Now that I am a retired educator I guess I have to decide what to tell people when they ask me what I do for a living.

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HUCKABY: We've lost a lot of color from the words we use

Words. We all have the same ones at our disposal but many of us seem determined to use the same ones over and over.

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HUCKABY: Special Collections Library houses Georgia treasures

Last week I stumbled across a place I had never been -- and it is a place so filled with the types of treasures that are near and dear to my heart that I will have to keep going back.

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HUCKABY: Nothing could be finer than watching reruns and eating TV dinners

Sometimes Southern sandwiches made frozen TV dinners look good.

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HUCKABY: My youngest asks: "Where's God in these tragedies?"

When I learned of the attacks in Boston on Monday, I sat down and pounded out a column full of anger and belligerence. The next day, my youngest child, Jenna -- after taking time to reflect -- sat down and penned the following words.

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HUCKABY: Farewell to the first love of my life

I had a girlfriend in 1957 — an older woman who was 15. Her name was Annette Funicello.

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HUCKABY: I enjoy a cup of Joe — despite the risks

My youngest daughter --the one called Danger -- was having a conversation with her boyfriend, Jonathan. Perhaps it was a discussion, rather than a conversation. Maybe even a debate. I think argument might be a bit too strong.. I wasn't eavesdropping. This debate was right out in the open --around

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HUCKABY: This Easter a milestone in a fruitful journey

What a difference a year can make. On the last Sunday in March in 2012 my lovely wife Lisa and I checked into a room in the Rotary House hotel at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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HUCKABY: Enough wasteful spending to drive taxpayers batty

My daddy used to have a saying about rats. He would get people to ask him what he thought about rats and he would invariably answer, "I'm rough on rats!" I never knew what, exactly, he meant by