Watching the pretty girls go by

Posted November 2, 2016 at 7:58 am

In late 1990 I started working at Ferguson Brothers Hardware in Albany. Anyone that is at least my age and has lived or been in or around Albany during the 80s and 90s has seen George Ferguson sitting at the front of the hardware store in his over-stuffed chair. George was most likely asleep if you saw him sitting there, and Clara was probably doing some knitting in her chair across from George. They were two people that, in my mind, have summed up what it’s like growing up in a small town.

The job was still new to me when, one day, George called my name. “Dave, hey Dave, come up here a minute.” I walked up to the front of the store to see what George wanted or needed me

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    Posted October 5, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Peace is an


    There is no such thing as peace. Peace is a human concept that has no place in the natural world. What we consider peace is an illusion, a temporary reprieve from

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    Charlene Conley, a longtime friend and co-worker

    Posted September 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

    My brother, Mark, and I watched the morning of September 6th as Lamon Hubbs planted our longtime friend and co-worker, Charline Conley, at Elk Spring Cemetery. Steve Lawson was also there, along with Lamon’s dad, Lamon. At the request

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    Lets stop being divided and weak

    Posted August 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I am an American.

    I am not a “white American,” an “African American,” an “Irish American,” or a “native American.” I’m an American, and my heritage or ancestral history doesn’t affect that

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