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A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes gather to brainstorm and 'break" stories which is jargon that means they were laying out story lines for a season before the show starts shooting.

January 17, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

On the road with Mama

It was November, 1999, one month after my first book had been released and had made best-seller lists across the nation, aided greatly by Barbara Walters.

January 10, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Snowman memories won't melt

It was sad to see life drip from their formerly vibrant bodies. Slowly shriveling in the sun, they left piles of carrots, buttons, trucker caps, beer cans, Georgia Bulldog T-shirts, hunting vests and even a bikini or two behind.

January 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Lifestyle

For the record

When I was a child, from the time I was old enough to sit on the floor and play with my toes until far past the time I put on my first coat of mascara, I have loved records.

January 04, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The little red-headed girl

It was many years ago - over two decades now - that I attended a writer's conference in hopes of learning how to write a book and get it published.

December 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

A long line of know-it-alls

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

December 14, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The treasure of a friendship

Perhaps to some, it is an unlikely friendship but to me it is one I treasure. Nothing pleases me more than the moments of conversation I spent with One Arm, who lives up the road a bit.

December 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Appreciation to the farmer

Several years ago when my agent and I were pitching my second book, we made the round of New York publishers, hoping to find enough interest to propel the book into an auction similar to my first one.

November 30, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Thanksgiving still great after dust settles

th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Do-er or dow-er?

r time together, Tink and I have discovered that we pronounce words differently.

November 17, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first months of those school years that he carved an impression on me that would always bring a smile or gentle laugh when I remembered him.

November 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Tink and the car

an. This comes as a surprise to folks because of the high-profile family from which he comes and the job which he does.

November 01, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Springfield Central High School Association banquet slated

Springfield Central High School Association Inc. will have its annual support banquet Saturday Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

The tree

ound the age of five, my mama's brother went to fight in Vietnam. He was a career military man who served on helicopters that dropped into the jungles and picked up the badly wounded and dead. It scarred his heart forever.

October 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Living poor in possessions — and spirit

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I saw a last name I recognized and wondered if he might be kin to a man I once knew of. I hadn't heard the name in years. It is a surname known primarily in the Appalachians.

October 06, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

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I knowed that I knowed

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me but I love adding "ed" to words.

March 21, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Pronunciations don’t always have to be ‘correct’

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me but I love adding "ed" to words.

March 14, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Corrections that aren't necessary

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind ...

March 07, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Mark my words -- part 2

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight ...

February 28, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Mark my words -- Mama, Part 1

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

February 21, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ...

February 14, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

What was Lewis Grizzard's favorite hymn?

When I wrote about the night that a woman arose at a little church we were visiting in Highlands, NC, and proclaimed that her favorite ...

February 06, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

When two worlds blend

It is no secret that when John Tinker arrived in the rural heartland of the Deep South, he was thrust into a cultural environment as ...

January 31, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Cursive writing returns

A few years ago, I was saddened to hear from my niece, Nicole, that her children were not learning to write cursive because it had ...

January 24, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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