Darrell Huckaby

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Recounting blessings during this time of thanks

My favorite column of the year, and the easiest to write, is the one that you are reading right now. Each year as the season of Thanksgiving approaches I realize that my blessings grow exponentially in total disproportion to my years on earth.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Obama's executive order shows disdain for American people

Thursday night President Obama took a big step toward making that fundamental change that so many of us had feared since he first took office in 2009.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Wedding bells ringing for Mrs. Charles Manson

Well, get the rice ready to throw and let the wedding bells chime because Afton Elaine Burton — also known as Star — has found her beau, apparently a match made in heaven. At a yet to be determined time in the near future she will become — are you ready for this? — Mrs. Charles Manson.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Starting a new Christmas tradition

I am officially rushing the season, y’all — for perhaps the first time in my life.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Football and cold weather not a good mix in the South

I don’t know how they do it. Yankees, I mean. I will admit that it is time to give the devil his due. I am speaking of the hearty folks from the frozen tundra of our northernmost states — the people in Cleveland and Buffalo and Green Bay, Wis., who go out in weather that is fit for neither man nor beast and sit and watch football.

DARRELL HUCKABY: This is as good as it gets

Until I looked into my grandson’s sparkling blue eyes and saw that precious smile spread across his face when he recognized his Papa for the first time, I didn’t know how much joy one human being could bring to another human being.

DARRELL HUCKABY: November reminds me of my romance with basketball

Every year, when mid-November approaches, my heart starts beating to the rhythm of a basketball bouncing on a hardwood floor. A lot of folks raised in Newton County in the ’50s and ’60s probably have similar afflictions, but mine, I suspect, is more severe than most.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Wear a poppy proudly on Tuesday

While scrolling through my Facebook wall I ran across this comment from someone that I don’t actually know: “My bank said they would be closed Tuesday. Is it some random holiday or something?”

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sundays were special — with a capital ‘S’

Sundays were a big day for us because it was the only day of the week when the whole family got to be together.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to start counting the broken promises

I wonder how long politicians have been breaking campaign promises.

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