janielura 2 years, 4 months ago on Darrell Huckaby: Zimmerman case illustrates our country's great divide

"This is supposed to be the United States of America -- but it isn't. We are divided -- as divided as we have ever been. It is black versus white, rich versus poor, Republican versus Democrat, straight versus gay. We cannot continue this way. We just can't."

Right on Darrell!!! When are we ever going to stop judging each other & become personally responsible for all our own actions & feelings? How great a nation could we be if we all started to think for ourselves instead of being lead unnamed sources whose sole motive is greed & love of the almighty dollar. We need to look to a Higher Power for direction & motivation. Until & unless that happens, our nation's future looks bleak to me.


janielura 2 years, 4 months ago on Darrell Huckaby: Another consequence of ObamaCare hits home

I am very afraid this is only the tip of the iceberg & there are quite a few "surprises" yet to surface. My first "surprise" is the new medical supplies & or equipment tax on my CPAP replacement masks & tubing. Who knows what's yet to be discovered---obviously the Congress who passed this bill didn't know!!!


janielura 3 years ago on Darrel Huckaby: A Porterdale winter put a chill in your bones

I didn't grow up in Porterdale, though I often wished I had, but you have described my childhood home very well. We had lots of quilts, as well, and eventually, my parents bought me flannel sheets, which is a misnomer. In reality, it was one very long sheet which was doubled. The bottom layer was tucked under the mattress and you slept between the layers---ahhhh, sweet bliss on a cold winter's night. But the real "icing on the cake" was when I got an electric blanket---I thought I had died & gone to heaven. You have a wonderful way of bringing back such good memories!


janielura 3 years ago on Darrell Huckaby: Never fear the storms of life

I inherited an affinity for storms from my dad, who used to sit in his lounge chair on the back porch as he enjoyed the wind & the light & the sound which accompany Southern thunderstorms. Sure do wish I could watch just one more storm with him. The flip side of this is that hubby's mom used to unplug every appliance & sit inside, well away from any closed window or door. Different strokes for different folks . . . .