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No, Lee…My Heart Did Not Stop Beating, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Well, Lee came through on Labor Day and caused quite a stir. There’s good news and bad news. The good news? It appears the horrible sticky hot days of summer are gone! Hallelujah! As a matter of fact I don’t think the temperatures got out of the 50s today which meant we had our first… Continue reading No, Lee…My Heart Did Not Stop Beating, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

As you and your family celebrate the 4th this year, I ask you to keep my home State Alabama in your thoughts and prayers. This photo was taken not too far from my house…and the home remains in this condition today. If you have been spared the devastation of the April storms that tore through… Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part 3, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair Part 3 By Beverly Hicks Burch Microburst. A pretty innocuous sounding word, isn’t it? It almost sounds like one of those little particles in a good face scrub that exfoliates you face of dead skin cells. “Our product contains thousands of little microburst that will slough off… Continue reading Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part 3, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair, Part Two, By Beverly Hicks Burch

Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair Part Two By Beverly Hicks Burch If you missed Part One…you can catch it here… For years I was my family’s advanced warning system when it came to storms…in other words it took me a while to recover from the experience of Memorial Day Weekend 1973...the tornado… Continue reading Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair, Part Two, By Beverly Hicks Burch

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Elephants on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair Part One By Beverly Hicks Burch We all carry genetic markers in our DNA, the basic building block of who and what we are. One of the basic scientific uses of these markers is to use them in the study of inherited diseases, for example hemophilia. Another… Continue reading Elephants on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Close Encounters of the Kansas Kind, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I grew up in Alabama. What most people don’t realize or associate with Alabama is inclement weather. Alabama the beautiful is a Gulf Coast state with white sandy beaches that are caressed by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountain chain meanders into the northeastern part of the… Continue reading Close Encounters of the Kansas Kind, by Beverly Hicks Burch