Well, welcome to America this past week.
On one day last week, Florida was the ONLY state in the whole 50 that did not have snow on the ground. And don’t yell “Hawaii!!” at me, either. A story I read said snow falls on Mauna Loa during the winter there.
Even at that, I like something my son and heir says:
“I like where I live . . . Oxford is too far south, Alexandria too far north, Heflin too far east, and Ragland too far west.”
He’s talking Saks for both of us. So, just put another blanket on the bed and before you know it, we’ll be in the dog days of August and “dreaming of a White Christmas.”
’Course this past Christmas was the ONLY one we’ve had in Calhoun County since they started keeping records.
Thank you, James Spann.
1. WAR EAGLE!!!
2. “We shoulda beat ’em more.” And probably would have had not the best college football player ever injured his back . . . but still hung in there. I’m talking Cam Newton, people.
3. The saddest thing about the Newton story is the fact his dad, the Rev. Cecil Newton, did shop his own son for money. He’s a man of the cloth, too.
4. ESPN got it right, big time, by using Alabama’s Nick Saban and Florida’s Urban Myer as analysts. Two of the best coaches ever were solid and insightful. Thing is, they seemed to get along with each other, too.
5. Kirk Herbstreit is as good as it gets.
6. Brent Musburger needs to go to the house and stay there.
Finally . . . once more:
And a special happy birthday to Evelyn Sherard Harper, who started out in this life in Graham, Ala., Jan. 21, 1921.
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Thanks . . .
Mary is secretary of the Student Council, a member of the Senior Honor Society, FBLA, Key Club, and was on the school newspaper staff or three years.
She can play a bit, too, in that she is a three-year member of the basketball team.
Young Miss Butterworth plans to attend Jacksonville State and work toward a biology major and then it’s on to med school at UAB.
“Mary is a very smart, quiet, hard working young lady,” says Shannon Carter, senior counselor. “She will achieve whatever goal she wants with her work ethic and desire to excel.”
Proud parents are Danny and Kathy Butterworth, McIntosh Road, Oxford.
Take bow, Mary Butterworth.
George Smith can be reached at 256-239-5286 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org