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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

life lessons

Don’t forget about our fountains of wisdom

Editor Don Whitten urges all to take advantage of those with age, experience and wisdom as a weekend reception honoring Billy Roberson on his 90th birthday reminded him of the value and importance of listening to our older relatives, friends and neighbors. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Deal, Old Timer

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a lesson he learned from his childhood mentor Jaybird about how bragging can get one in trouble. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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      I Never Stole Again

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls yet another lesson taught by his mentor Jaybird — this time about stealing after a night in a watermelon patch that didn’t belong to those eating the melons. (March 10, 2015, Page 4)

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        Passing along some of life’s key lessons

        Have you taught your kids or grandkids some of life’s crucial lessons? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the lessons getting skipped these days, including the likes of how to change a tire, how to jump off a car with a dead battery, how to turn water valves off, et cetera. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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          On The Inside

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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            Hit’s De Principle

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

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              Just let go

              Staff Writer Jerra Scott has learned lots of lessons, particularly in the last few years, but writes that none are more important than the one she’s learned from her significant other — worry less and just let go. (August 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                Gamble No More

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes on a lesson he learned — about gambling and its costs — from his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Disappearing Insurance

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

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