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Watch Where You Put You Hands!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I went to refill my bathroom cups this morning. I reached under the vanity for the box of cups, opened it up and peered down into the box and…got my wake up call for the morning! I know T & H’s high school mascot was a scorpion, but I can live without keeping one in… Continue reading Watch Where You Put You Hands!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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It’s Back! by Beverly Hicks Burch

Last year about this time there was a lot of hoopla about the whooper super moon we were about to experience. Supposedly the moon was going to be in the closest proximity to the Earth that it had been in 19 years. Pundits were predicting all sorts of calamities and disasters. When the mega-earthquake and… Continue reading It’s Back! by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring ushered in very early this morning, so it’s official! Spring has sprung! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t have anymore cold weather. Nineteen years ago, right before spring ushered in we had the infamous Blizzard of `93. Yes, it was an honest to goodness blizzard in the Deep South. I had 24” of snow… Continue reading Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Harvest Time in Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Harvest time in Alabama can mean a lot of things. Yeah, we have to bring in the hay here, too. And, it looks like there’s some cotton still waiting for pickin’…   Save

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Cotton Bolls, by Beverly Hicks Burch

For years cotton was King in the South. You could probably go as far to say the South was built on cotton in the early days. It was grown just about every where in the South. A Sunday drive out in the country would reveal fields and fields of cotton as far as the eye… Continue reading Cotton Bolls, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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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As Spring Begins…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

As Spring Begins… By Beverly Hicks Burch Let me tell you…"global warming” hit Alabama hard this year! We had several snows and over a week where the temp did not even reach the freezing point for the high of the day! I think the high one day was about 17 F°. Flash forward to now…today’s… Continue reading As Spring Begins…, by Beverly Hicks Burch