Susan Larson


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LARSON: Writing off into the sunset

It was hard leaving our home in Lilburn after all the love we put into it. In 1988, we’d found the perfect lot. Three acres of woods with a creek surrounded by 10 acres of wetlands at the end of a cul-de-sac in the heart of Old Town Lilburn.

LARSON: ‘Back’ stories produce great payback

Columnist Lisa McLeod recently wrote about back stories. Well, I have a couple of my own. About 10 years ago I wrote about Jerry Gilbert who was just walking down the street when a scout from a modeling agency tapped him on the shoulder.

LARSON: Finding royal treatment for thin skin

The first time I heard the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” I just knew I had been switched at birth. I bruise so easily that I knew that if I slept on 20 mattresses with a pea slipped underneath them that I would wake up totally black and blue.

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LARSON: Little Big Town singer to present cookbook in Norcross

Kimberly Schlapman will sign ‘Oh Gussie’ cookbook at event

Kimberly Schlapman, whose talents include feeding the body as well as the soul, which is evident from her TV show “Kimberly’s Simply Southern” will present a cookbook signing on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center.

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LARSON: Experience the art of kindness without borders

The Atlantic Institute holds an art and essay contest for middle and high school students. This year the theme was “Kindness without Borders, and Summerour Middle School student Jenyfer Ojodeagua placed first.

LARSON: Forest ranger well rooted in community

I think someone said old forest rangers never retire. They just branch out.

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LARSON: Mary Fahl lyrics bring literature to life

Mary Fahl is the former lead singer and founding member of the October Project. As a solo artist she’s done albums for Sony Odyssey and V2 Records and has written songs for major films including writing and performing the theme song for the Warner Bros. Civil War epic “Gods and Generals.”

LARSON: Let’s celebrate the season of Easter

I’ve opined in past columns that I wish our culture would celebrate the entire Twelve Days of the Christmas Season in the way my Jewish friends celebrate their eight days of Hanukah. I wish the same for Easter.

LARSON: Celebrating my own ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Sweet 16. That describes so well the quantity and quality of my years as a Gwinnett Daily Post columnist.

LARSON: Having a leg up on the fashion scene

I recently read in the Wall Street Journal that the latest fashion trend among teenage girls is mismatched socks, which is very upsetting to some parents.

LARSON: Friends, fans add color to column

I was tickled pink at all the responses I got to my column about my color conundrum three decades ago when fashionable homes were lavished with orange, gold and black while baby furniture was drenched in turquoise and lime green.

LARSON: Weaving words from family fabric

In these times of texting, a real live phone call from any of my kids is always a welcome treat. This was especially true a few weeks ago when my stepdaughter Chrisa called to ask for advice.

LARSON: What goes around comes around

They were colors I didn’t want in my house. Now they’re on my phone.

LARSON: Look and learn about art at local libraries

Diversity on display is how I describe the ongoing art exhibits at the Gwinnett County libraries.

LARSON: Year of Goat no kidding matter

The Year of the Goat starts on Feb. 19, perfect timing for column fodder.