Ronda Rich

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RICH: Cooking with a friend for Thanksgiving

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

RICH: Nothing spreads faster than a rumor

There’s nothing like gossip to get the phones rining and get people talking.

RICH: Children are often the best teachers

RICH: Children are often the best teachers

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RICH: The reward and riches of poverty

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don’t know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a hundred dollar bill in hand.

RICH: Boys will be boys

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it’s easier for me to say “yes” just to get him out of my hair.

RICH: A fire that left nothing but ashes and memories

It was hard not to see the ghosts in the blacken ashes, to hear their whisperings, or to recall the wisdom plied like a fine whiskey upon the ones who would listen and take note.

RICH: Miss Elinor’s thank you

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, “You don’t know me but I feel that we are friends.”

RICH: Everything works out if you let it

That is the gift of enough trials – you either break-down or learn to cope. But when you get old enough to be wise enough, you realize that everything works out, if you let it. Many of the things that are breaking our backs today won’t be remembered on down the road.

RICH: The American dream still thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

RICH: Never throw good money at an old yard

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, “Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through.” I think, “Oh, one day….”

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RICH: The ‘Justified’ South

Hollywood, more often than not, gets it wrong about the South in movies and television. When they do get it right, we Southerners are both amazed and appreciative.

RICH: Is it hoarding if you never clean out your fridge?

I’ll eat leftovers from the same meal for a week. Doesn’t bother me. As long as it’s in the refrigerator, it’s fine. In fact, I love leftovers.

RICH: The need for self-control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

RICH: Collecting food ideas can be a recipe for a mess

Do you flip through magazines or newspapers and find a recipe, tear it out, then stuff it in a drawer somewhere? And, worse than that, never give it a try?

RICH: The glorious Grant Tinker

Saluting TV legend Grant Tinker on his 88th birthday.

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