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Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday Daddy

Saturday, Oct. 28 would mark the 79th birthday of my Daddy. (It would also mark the 55th wedding anniversary of my parents.  My mother always said she picked my daddy’s birthday to get married, so that “he would never forget the day.”) My Daddy left this world and entered the gates of Heaven back on Feb. 17, 2012.  My world has always been a little grayer since that day.  I loved my Daddy with all my heart.  He was truly the love of my life, my confidant, my mentor, my…

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From the sunny side… A glimpse at the future

Not everyone knows this, but I can be a sentimental type on occasion. Those with whom I work will probably be quick to categorize me as the “cynical” type when it comes to certain “matters of the heart.” I admit that, at times, I have even helped to perpetrate that image. It does make for some laughter around the paper from time to time. Most of the time it’s merely one of the many “roles” I personify, sometimes for purely entertainment purposes. I must admit, however, that even “an old…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Brooke and Clint have joined together as one

Emerald Greene Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. This past Saturday, Oct. 14, my youngest daughter, Brooke, became the wife of Clint Riley. They were married at the Quail Branch Lodge, in Lake Park, Ga., at 4 p.m. with a full dinner and reception there at the Lodge.  What a beautiful venue it was. The last few months have been a whirlwind of emotions for me.  For the last ten months, we have planned and have been so excited about the approaching wedding.  I have enjoyed all the activities that came with…

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Christian Concepts: A madman in Las Vegas

Stephen Paddock was the suspected madman of the Las Vegas massacre. I say, “was” because after unleashing a barrage of deadly gunfire on a crowd at a concert, with arrest imminent, he took his own life. During the next few days, news commentaries will be awash with speculation as to why Paddock shot up a crowd of fun-loving folk who only wanted to hear some country music. The truth is we will never know why he did it. Even if he had been arrested and was later questioned as to…

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