The younger generation doesn’t understand a number of words and phrases, including “broken record,” “ice box,” “party line,” “ungawa” and “Kemo sabe.”

It was a fearful time in 2006 when a number of rural churches were burned in Alabama. I remember a deacon's meeting in which we discussed whether we ought to take night shifts at our church to protect our property.

An astonished Anne Powers hugged friends who surprised her and came to her 100th birthday party. Many had traveled from far away to attend the Saturday afternoon event at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, where Powers is a lifelong member.

Included in the lists of charismatic speakers of the 20th century are Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King and Adolph Hitler. The latter addition may cause us to do a double-take since we recognize Hitler as psychotic, or demon possessed, depending on one’s perspective.