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The privations engendered by COVID-19 have triggered renewed interest in the search for “happiness.” The reggae philosopher Bob Marley touched on the link between money and happiness, declaring, “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness…

In 1905, Posey Reed and Feriba Mitchell Reed moved their family from the Mount Bethel community in Cobb County to Roswell. As tenant farmers, the family had already moved a few times. There were six girls and two boys in the family. One of the daughters was Eula Reed, the mother of Richard A…

Since the cat and dog in my cozy mysteries talk to their owner, It will come as no surprise to my readers that I love cats and dogs. What may surprise you is how many folks out there enjoy books where the animals talk. Several readers who have written reviews of my mystery series have mentio…

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Roswell Manufacturing Company built a bridge over the Chattahoochee River in 1857, about 30 feet downstream from the current bridge. McAfee’s Bridge, near the present Holcomb Bridge was built by Robert McAfee in 1834. Before the bridges, ferries offered a way to cross the river.  There were …

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Earlier this month, Dictionary.com added over 400 words to its online database, and at least one of those entries caused a stink among social media users, along with everything to ever take place in the observable universe.

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Ahh, spring. It’s officially here. The calendar tells me that the 2021 edition of the season of renewal really is underway, and we can only hope that this one plays out better than the last one did.

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In her 2018 novel, “All We Ever Wanted,”bestselling author Emily Giffen gets to the heart of lies and scandal involving two families in Nashville. One family is made incredibly wealthy after a self-centered husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and the other family with a single …

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Jan Slimming recalls driving eighty miles to Bletchley Park with her family when she was six-years old.  When they arrived, they discovered they could not go inside. By then, it was the highly secure location of British Telecommunications under the General Post Office. Jan and twin sister Ji…

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Next time you are driving down Roswell Road near Fulton County North Service Center, picture a schoolhouse sitting just north, across the road near Morgan Falls Road. The second and third school buildings would be built where the service center is located.