Last week I watched The Giver, a movie about how a group of elders in a futuristic community simplifies life for its members. The elders eliminate negative memories of history’s past, and only the giver and receiver are allowed to have memories. Also, the elders stifle love among community members with inoculations.
My mother grew up in the old days when the women in her life, including her mother, had to wring a chicken’s neck for the family’s next meal. Often Mother told stories about such things when I was growing up.
Those of us who live in Northeast Alabama are fortunate to have two great museums atop the lovely Mount Cheaha.
Jim Lacefield is a retired adjunct professor of biology and Earth sciences from the University of North Alabama. His book, Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the State’s Ancient Life and Landscapes, is in its fifth printing.
The ocean is only a part of the joy of visiting a beach town. I proved that last week when visiting Orange Beach for five days after foot surgery.
Some people, like Chris and Heather Dempsey, are like oak trees. They have long, deep roots.