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Articles By Author - Paula Travis


Remove the splinter, change the climate

A front page article in Sunday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution discussed the fate of former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall and her impending trial.

April 15, 2014 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Details of butter, BBQ and sentences

Some things will forever be a mystery to me. For instance, why do some recipes call for sweet butter (unsalted) and then tell you to add salt to the batter? I have run across many recipes that make that puzzling request.

April 08, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


The trouble with scrapbooking

I told you it took 16 hours to get those pesky columns in a scrapbook and in the right order. How much trouble, you may ask, is it to put tape on the pack of a newspaper clipping, attach it to a sheet of copy paper and slip it into a plastic sleeve?

March 25, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


A host of golden daffodils

This time of year, if you are driving outside the city limits, you will usually come across a wide swath of daffodils planted close to the road in front of what may once have been an old home.

March 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


It's all in the scrapbook

This is my 135th column. I aim for about 700 words in each column. That comes to about 95,000 words. I didn't know I had that much to say.

March 11, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


Husband's key building material is creativity

My husband invited me down to his cabin last weekend to see his new additions. Well, he also wanted me to clean and loaded up the vacuum cleaner and various cleansers as well as me for the trip.

March 04, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


New bathtub took a long journey

My bathtub arrived in the middle of January, two months after it was promised. I was given a date in January when it should arrive in a warehouse in Athens. At that point, I was assured, someone would call me and schedule a delivery.

February 25, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


Forbidden fruit is always sweet

I don't know what it is with us humans, but we always want more or think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

February 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


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Happiness is what counts for Grandmama

I baby-sat two of my grandchildren last Saturday from about 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. I had 28 duplicate boards (decks of cards in plastic holders separated by hands) that had to be premade for a bridge game in which everyone in the United States who plays duplicate at a certain time will play the same hands. I will be the director of that game and must put the hands together for the players. After the game, the players will get a booklet that will tell them how the experts bid and played the same hands.

October 08, 2013 | Paula Travis | LIFE


Lifestyle

I spent most of last weekend getting rid of the fungus-infected dirt in my flower pots.

October 01, 2013 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


Dear friend throws own farewell tea

Irene Robinson Smith is moving away from Covington. Not too far, she says. She can be back in 30 minutes, and she and her husband are keeping a small space in Covington they can call home.

September 24, 2013 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


Pets make life a zoo — in a good way

My husband and I have been married for 48 years and during that span of time, we have had numerous pets. Most were the usual cats and dogs, but some were not.

September 17, 2013 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


The perfect time to meld summer, fall

September is an awkward month.

September 10, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Bridge Club bond built to last

It's my turn to have my ladies' bridge club this month. There are eight of us, and we meet one evening a month at someone's house.

September 03, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Bullies are found in all age groups

Early last spring, a young lady who was a high school senior was an intern in The Covington News newsroom. She came in a few afternoons a week, was willing to try anything and was always cheerful. She entertained us with her stories about high school.

August 27, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Here's 'What Not to Wear'

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are beginning their 10th and final season of the television program "What Not to Wear" on TLC.

August 20, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: All's fair in love and painting

I painted the floor of my back porch last weekend. It took a day to clean it and move the stuff on it to various other places. Then I had to sweep, vacuum, and repeat and repeat. Then I mopped. That took a day.

August 13, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Pride goeth before impatiens

The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth. I'll admit to gluttony, especially when chocolate is involved.

August 06, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Cooking up strategies to save time

Though I have been retired from teaching for almost 13 years, I still work part time. I stay busy, and I sometimes wonder how I ever got anything done while I worked full time, especially when I had children at home.

July 30, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Hydrangeas, gardeners rejoice

This has been the wettest spring and early summer that I can remember. Or maybe it just seems so because we had gone previously through about five years of drought.

July 23, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Grandchildren, like fireworks

My two weeks of grandchildren-sitting are over. I have about gotten my house back in order.

July 16, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Granddaughters get creative

My Macon granddaughters are still with me this week. This week they and my two Covington granddaughters are attending Art Camp on the square at the Southern Heartland Gallery.

July 09, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Travis: Glad fireworks are back in downtwon

Editor's note: Due to weather forecasts, Covington's Fourth of July celebration will take place on Saturday, July 6, this year.

July 02, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


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