Category: Special Interest

Locally written columns of special interest to Dillon County citizens

Observations #2

An avid gardener and outdoorsman all his life, now that the season is warming, he longs to get his hands dirty, to work the soil, to do the planting like he used to do but, alas, there will be no gardening this year. His last attempt to deal with nature’s bounty was difficult.

Observations #1

I can relate to my friend, I’ll call him Jim. One of ten children, he was sleeping when I spoke to him, something he does frequently at 91 years of age. He presently had no roommate in his home away from home. But he has a story.

Unexpected Guests

I was born a few yards from where I am sitting writing this column. The birthday house, long gone, was built in 1926 and over the years was the home for 9 children and their parents.

Monday Is Wash Day

here is only one person in my household, but you would not know it from the money spent on cleaning supplies, several hundreds of dollars each year.

Libby’s Recipes: Dorothy Jean George’s Strawberry Cake

Here is a beautiful red cake you might want to bake for your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. It is Mrs. Dorothy Jean George’s recipe.

A Farewell With Joy

Generally speaking, most farewells are laced with sadness, a joylessness brought about by occasions such as moving away, changing jobs, retiring and most especially when the farewell is final, a funeral. This does not always have to be so.

Libby’s Recipes: Russian Tea

This week’s recipe is one of my mother’s that will perhaps brighten your winter.

Growing Old

There is a saying that growing old beats the alternative but some might argue that in some cases, this is not true.
You can identify the young by what they consider old. When you were in your pre-teens, perhaps your idea of ‘old’ was someone who had reached the grand old age of 30 or even less.

Libby’s Recipes: Brown Rice

I’ve been tinkering with brown rice recipes and have finally come up with one I really like. Plus it is easy. Hope you will like it, too.

Doctor Appointments

One advantage of being young is that you do not often have to see a doctor except perhaps for an accident at least not many have standing appointments. The dread most people my age have of being in that category is the wait. With not much time left, the last place you want to wait is with a crowd of other sick people many with symptoms worse than yours.