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Tyrades! What Shall We Say About Grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t have been caught off-guard. All the joys, sorrows,...

 

Warm Up Your Winter; Win $100

Play Warm Up Your Winter and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page A-8. Be sure to let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors...

 

Tyrades! What Will Presidents' Day Be Like In 50 Years?

Presidents’ Day 2021 may still be fresh on your mind, but be advised that I’m already thinking ahead to Presidents’ Day 2071. If you get your jollies reading about the only bachelor president or the first bathtub in the White House, just think...

 

Tyrades! Valentine Dilemma: "Baby," You're Not the Greatest!

Although the bar has been set remarkably low during some epochs (“Dearest, you’ve survived to produce seven more viable male heirs than my second wife”), society has always expected couples to use terms of endearment to grease the wheels of...

 

Tyrades! Are You and Your Middle Name on Speaking Terms?

There’s no middle ground with middle names. You either love them or hate them. Or, if you’re a politician, you treat them however the latest opinion poll indicates. (“It’s way past time this nation took the bold bipartisan move of giving...

 

Tyrades! Ever Sing the College Brochure Blues?

It has been a bittersweet experience seeing the mailbox flooded with college recruiting brochures addressed to my son Gideon. Bittersweet because, speaking as a science fiction fan, each “road not taken” represents an alternate timeline...

 

Tyrades! Have You Ever Met A Stranger?

Reminiscing with one of my mother’s photo albums, I encountered a snapshot of a long-deceased neighbor (a dear, sweet man) who is still summed up by the phrase “He never met a stranger.” I’m sure all of you know someone like that (or ARE...

 

Tyrades! Remember Learning to Drive?

My son Gideon certainly had a high-octane understanding of the THEORY of driving last winter. As far as the rubber meeting the road, not so much. My wife and I were relieved that he was enrolled in Drivers Education in high school, under the...

 

Tyrades! Don't Be A Meathead! Celebrate Archie Bunker's 50th Anniversary!

I spent Monday nights in the fall of 1975 breathlessly watching my favorite TV show. And I do mean breathlessly. That’s because I had to rush home from my afterschool job at a nearby convenience market and hope that I didn’t miss much more than...

 

Local Author's First Book Release

"Clean Pocket Change: A Post '90s Drama" Matthew Rhone, aka Jonathan Rone, a Lewis County native and 1998 graduate of Lewis County High School, recently published a novel. Released last month, the comedy, "Clean Pocket Change: A Post-'90s Drama,"...

 

Person of the Week: Brandy Bennett

Name: Brandy Bennett Age: 42 How long have you lived in Hohenwald? Born here but 30+ years lived away for awhile What did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or Lawyer to either work with...

 

Santa Letter

Dear Santa, My Big Grannie needs an Elf. Please bring her one ASAP! And it would be amazing if you can bring me any Harry Potter Pandora charm for my Pandora bracelet. I’ve been very good this year. Also, my sister, Eva, likes Harry Potter, too....

 

Tyrades! Is Profanity in the Ear of the Beholder?

In case you (expletives deleted) missed the marketing campaign, on January 5 the noble public servants at Netflix will launch a six-episode series, “History of Swear Words,” hosted by actor Nicholas Cage. The “proudly profane” program will...

 

Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas

It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas....

 

On Santa's Team

My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," jeered my sister. "Even dummies know that!" My grandma...

 

Country life is a blessing

It is a cold winter morning as I sit here with a cup of hot coffee and by a good warm fire, this old wood heater is sure doing a good job. We’ve had it a long time. I can smell the wood smoke as it drifts to the ground. I just heard that some...

 

What Happened Christmas Eve

It was Christmas Eve and the frost fairies were busy getting ready for Christmas Day. First of all they spread the loveliest white snow carpet over the rough, bare ground; then they hung the bushes and trees with icicles that flashed like diamonds...

 

Tyrades! Can We Please Have the Right Kind of Christmas Sounds?

“Hello. I’m Grandpa.” For Christmas 50 years ago, my parents splurged and bought me a compact reel-to-reel tape recorder. My father had whetted my appetite with remarks that one could build a primitive voice recorder along the lines of Thomas...

 

Did you know?

McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli! The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of...

 

Christmas Cactus

Submitted by Mary Lewnes Albrecht, professor emerita, Department of Plant Sciences The popular Christmas cactus is native to South American tropical rain forests and is quite different from desert...

 

Tyrades! What Are You Doing for Beethoven's 250th Birthday?

I must confess that I haven’t attended a symphony orchestra performance since a long-ago elementary school field trip. (Perhaps memory fails me, but I could swear we rowdy youngsters heard Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Cooties...

 

Tyrades! Can You Guess Santa's Biggest Regrets?

We all know Santa Claus as a “right jolly old elf,” but the man carries a well-stocked bag of regrets. He recently sat down with me to list some of the ways he wished his life had gone differently. “I don’t regret the Island of Misfit Toys...

 

Did you know?

The name of the pilot episode of “The Dukes of Hazzard” was “One Armed Bandits.” The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard is a ‘69 Dodge Charger. It’s estimated the show wrecked a total of somewhere between two and three hundred...

 

Tyrades! Can You Believe the Environmental Protection Agency Is 50?

It may be the sort of birthday where someone shouts, “50 candles blazing on the cake? Are you crazy? Why don’t we just fill a pinata with cow methane while we’re at it???” I’m speaking of the 50th anniversary of the Environmental...

 

Tyrades! What Does the Future Hold for Church Attendance?

Are you a faithful Christian who is concerned about empty pews – and the steadily decreasing impact of Christianity on the social fabric? There’s good news about the Good News. After years of procrastination, I have stretched beyond my 600-word...

 

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