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Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

The Hicks Sisters ca 1983 “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ It had been a glorious, beautiful, brisk autumn day. I stood and breathed in a stunning panoramic view as I watched the sun lower into a captivating sunset. Faster than I realized, dusk… Continue reading Memories Are the Key Not to the Past, but to the Future

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All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“ All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ By the time the first Monday in September rolls around, many of us are prepared for and look forward to that particular day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September means different… Continue reading All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Gate of Final Haven, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A few years ago I was in Savannah, GA on business. I was there by myself so I did a little wandering. I didn’t have much time. I was only there for a day. Savannah is the quintessential Southern city. You can still feel the Old South there, especially downtown. This picture was taken on… Continue reading The Gate of Final Haven, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The other evening we were out and about giving our out of town visitor a quick tour of the Magic City. We happened to stop for gas on the Southside of Birmingham. When we looked up there was Vulcan looking down on us as big as Dallas. As someone who grew up in Birmingham, Vulcan… Continue reading Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Where Were You Nov. 22, 1963? by Beverly Hicks Burch

I don’t know why but there seems to be a rash of JFK programs on the TV and media of late. I guess it’s because of the approaching anniversary tomorrow, but it absolutely stuns me we are approaching the 50th anniversary…yes, this year marks the 48th anniversary. I found this condensed coverage of the timeline… Continue reading Where Were You Nov. 22, 1963? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Remember… by Beverly Hicks Burch

In six days we’ll mark an anniversary of the worst kind. As Americans we are given to celebrating and marking memorable events. Some are grandiose with bands, food, parades and fireworks. Others are rather solemn and somber. Sept. 11th or as it has come to be known in our vernacular as 9/11 is an event… Continue reading I Remember… by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Darien Methodist Church, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Thanks to John Wesley and the Scots, the Methodist flourished in this part of Georgia. As a matter of fact, John Wesley himself visited the Scots in Darien in 1737 and as a result had an indirect affect in helping this little church be built. It was the faith he built and stirred in the… Continue reading Darien Methodist Church, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Windy Day at Fort Pulaski, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You may not be able to tell from this picture, but it was extremely windy…especially up on top of Fort Pulaski (GA) when this picture was taken. It was taking a lot of “mystical hat holding onto” powers for T & H’s dapper cover to stay in place. I recommended Velcro but that went over… Continue reading Windy Day at Fort Pulaski, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

r Last Saturday after the Race for the Cure, Tall & Handsome and I spent some time taking in some local color. By happenstance we discovered Fort Pulaski. The fort had been built in 1847 and held by the Union, but once South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860 Georgia followed and then Georgia… Continue reading Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch