Vacation vs. Workation

By TIM BEELAND,

My wife, Danny, my daughter, and I first started vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Morgan, Alabama 16 years ago and with the exception of a jaunt to the mountains one summer, and this summer, we’ve spent a week or more there every year.









A barbecue might be in order

By TIM BEELAND,

The battle between me and the local raccoons was elevated to the top tier Monday morning. They dug up one of my tomato plants. That’s going too far. Way too far! They dumped out a potted plant on the back steps too, but when it comes to messing with my tomato plants I draw a line in the sand!


Take care my friends

By TIM BEELAND,

When the weather forecasters announced that Thursday afternoon’s storms were making a beeline for Forest and Morton, I told my co-workers to pack up and head home, in hopes that they could get off the roads before bad weather hit.



Easter’s gonna love this

By TIM BEELAND,

My daughter was only three years old when she blurted out the phrase that has become synonymous, at our house anyway, with the holiday we celebrate this week. “Easter’s gonna love this, ain’t he, momma?” she said all those years ago while admiring a group of bunnies and baskets spread on the coffee table.



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