Grandparents Day inspires grand ideas
Labors of love. I see them happening all over the county. And many of them are being performed by our young people.
So mean were the Vikings that a prayer was written specifically to protect victim’s from their wrath. And no one would even think of saying anything that might offend them, especially if it might sound like an ethnic stereotype. (Don’t know if the Vikings really cared, but why take chances?)
When I was growing up, the fastest way to get boys engaged in learning was to make it a competition between them and the girls. The girls usually won, but at least the boys competed.
These days, the big-screen chaos grows increasingly more spectacular with each new release, as directors strive to one-up each other. So your hero knocked down a building or two? Hah! Mine took out an entire city block. Oh, yeah? I’ll see your city block and raise you Manhattan.
Yes, I know there are farmers markets all over the county and they offer all kinds of wonderful locally produced goods. What makes HLM unique is that all orders are placed online. No matter what the weather, no matter where you are, and no matter what time it is, you can order online and pick up your goods all boxed up and ready to go in either Lilburn or Lawrenceville.
The boss affects every member of the employee’s family. The same is true of teachers. Your spouse’s boss and your kids’ teachers can be a source of joy, or misery, for an entire family.
She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don’t understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.
I enjoyed reading Darrell Huckaby’s column this past Saturday about his childhood memories of going back to school, even though I didn’t relate to even one of them. I grew up in a school system that provided our supplies.
The problem is that online classes usually aren’t easier. Yes, you can “attend” on your own schedule, and you might not even have to leave your room. But online classes, by their very nature, require an unusual degree of self-discipline, not to mention considerable technological know-how. Even more problematic may be the fact that, although many institutions push online classes shamelessly, research shows that employers are considerably less enthusiastic about them.
You’re not the person you were 25 or even two years ago, neither is anyone else. Don’t let assumptions about who a person once was inform the way you interact with them today.
Charlie Tinker had a front row seat to history, ranging from a friendship with Lincoln to the Civil War to the hanging of those convicted. Thanks to his diaries, we are able to see what he saw.
A column in last week’s paper brought back memories from my own time being affiliated with the Gwinnett County Swim League.
Kids, you probably already know these things, but a few might not, so I’m going to clue you in. Certain strategies are virtually guaranteed to make your parents do whatever you want, whether it’s buying you something, taking you somewhere, or just leaving you alone.
“Some day,” Daddy used to say often as I was growing up, “I’m going to the Holy Land. I want to walk where Jesus walked.”
Health and Wellness
- Weekly restaurant inspections for Dec. 9
- Senate forum to talk about drug problem in suburbs
- Lilburn resident steps into role of executive director for Dream House
- Red Cross holding public blood drives throughout December
- Legislators offer incentives to boost EpiPens in schools
- Lawrenceville man sheds pounds on Weight Watchers
- Duluth resident compiles book on plant-based diets
- PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Falcons players rally around young hospice patient
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside Medical Center names second DAISY honoree
- Red Cross seeking blood donations over Thanksgiving holiday
Home and Garden
- DALY: How to find the perfect Christmas tree
- DALY: Houseplants brighten the indoors during winter
- DALY: Landscape plants should fit the space where they are planted
- DALY: Moles and voles are troubling home landscapes
- DALY: Local homeowners being plagued with kudzu bugs
- Randy's hosts free fall festivities
- DALY: Grubs can menace lawns in the fall
- DALY: Plant bulbs now for spring color
- DALY: Autumn is the time to divide perennials
- DALY: Gwinnett Extension accepting applications for Master Gardener Extension volunteer program
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?