Civility: Manners do matter at the dinner table

As many of you are aware, I spend a lot of time over coffee or iced tea at Del’s and Kix on 66. You also know I have been a “people watcher” forever and have learned much although I’d rather not see a lot of what can be seen today. At one time, people were […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

Bad economy good for thrift business

Chelle Delaney On Friday, Charlie Thibodeaux traded a coffee pot for a dozen tortillas. Thibedeaux said barterning is not a routine part of his business at the Canal Trading Mall. In fact, he said, he likes to have cash-only transactions. But, “She only had $3 and she said her coffee pot had quit on her,” […]

One’s own living room banter better than TV talk show skirmishes

By Lnn Moncus During the time I was sort of incarcerated in the house, I learned to turn on the television set in the day time and became rather fascinated by several of the programs because I couldn’t really believe that people would act so silly on purpose. As I tried to follow the logic […]

Coffee goes great with memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist By living in a rural area and knowing a little of the history, I am sometimes privileged to meet total strangers in search of information about their forebears. Just this week, for instance, two cousins, J.G. and T.H. Lancaster, called to ask if I could meet them somewhere to talk […]

KFC manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops from […]

Grady salutes alumni

Grady will hold their Annual Memorial and Alumni Dinner at the Grady School Cafeteria on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria will be open at 9 a.m. for coffee. All 10 year classes will be recognized, beginning with the class of 1924. Hosts for the program will be the class of […]