Thursday, December 1, 2011
Seafood, not turkey
It was not the typical Thanksgiving meal.
But for our family, it has become pretty common.
There was no turkey - instead steamed shrimp, grilled shrimp and fried clam strips.
Close to Nowhere
• I went Christmas shopping, the Friday after Thanksgiving!
Well, maybe not Christmas shopping exactly. And certainly not “Black Friday” shopping.
There were horror stories on Facebook. Tales of sitting for hours on end to get $100 off something or get a television at an incredible price or, in some instances, just to get “whatever” at all.
• Wicker co-sponsors balanced budget amendment
The national debt topped $15 trillion earlier this month – an alarming figure unprecedented in our nation’s history. Our government’s debt has eclipsed the size of the entire U.S. economy, and Americans are right to be concerned.
The verdict is indisputable after 20 years
One of the few nice things about growing old is historical perspective. It’s one thing to read about history. It’s another to live through it.
I vividly remember the skyrocketing crime of the early 1990s and the huge debate about how to battle it.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes,” who are serving in war zones around the world.Justin Ash, Navy, Persian Gulf
Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Tiffany Erwin, Army, Afghanistan, now in Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Sale T. Lilly IV, Navy, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Victor Miller, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Willie E. Snow Jr., Navy, Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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