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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Best Christmas

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned as a youngster about doing what’s right and how it turned into his best Christmas ever. (December 3, 2013, Page 4)

Thanksgiving At The Gin

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a Thanksgiving work day at the cotton gin when he learned the importance and value of giving thanks. (November 26, 2013, Page 4)

Not Nary ‘Nother Noose

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned – later rather than sooner, and the hard way rather than the easy – about using the hangman knot he’d been taught by his friend and mentor, Jaybird. (November 19, 2013, Page 4)

My Fingers Were Crossed

If you grew up in a family with brothers and/or sisters, you’ll certainly get a humorous bit of history in this week’s local column by Jimmy Reed as he looks back at one of his “fights” with his brother and how he avoided the usual post-fight punishment from his parents. (November 12, 2013, Page 4)

Mr. Hall’s 8 Ball

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about mischief he got into as a youngster and the lesson he learned about leaving his name etched on items that didn’t belong to him. (November 5, 2013, Page 4)

Meanest Goblin

You never know what will truly inspire change in a person. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an example, one where a Halloween bully meets his comeuppance and eventually becomes a proper role model. (October 29, 2013, Page 4)

Second Chance From V.J.

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the value of second chances and the importance of taking advantages of them as he recalls a college prank. (October 22, 2013, Page 4)

I Won’t Paint

Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

Coop, The Cop

Local columnist Jimmy Reed and a couple of his friends learned respect for all types of law enforcement the hard way as he relates in a story about Coop, the crossing guard. (October 8, 2013, Page 4)

Looking For His Flute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth in relation to his mother’s superstition about things happening on the 13th day of the month and his problem with a popular flute. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

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