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Homework with the granddaughter

Last weekend I went to Macon to help my oldest granddaughter prepare for a midterm exam in English (I guess Language Arts). She is in 7th grade and having a midterm? She had to be able to identify all kinds of pronouns, some of which I had to look up. She also had to recognize compound, simple, complex and compound-complex sentences. She had to label the clauses in the sentence, identify them as to independent or dependent and then label the type of sentence.

December 19, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


Tree decorations and family

My two daughters and four granddaughters came to my house the Saturday before Thanksgiving to help me put up my Christmas decorations and tree. I usually don't put up the tree that early, but who is going to turn down free help.

December 01, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


Elections should not be decided by campaign spending

The AJC reported in a Nov. 3 article that Michelle Nunn spent over $13.1 million on her campaign while David Perdue spent $11.4 million. Outside interests spent $28.4 million on the senate race. In the governor's race Nathan Deal spent $14.2 million and Jason Carter spent $7.8 million.

November 17, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


Home makeovers

I spent last week helping one of my daughters paint the paneling in her den. For most of you who are not my age those two words (paneling and den) are probably words you have not heard very often.

October 25, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


Travis: Kitchen wars

I have come to the conclusion that my husband and I cannot cook together in the same kitchen. We have widely divergent styles, even in preparation for cooking.

October 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


Storytellers galore

My club lady with a vengeance friend has dragooned me again into doing something. I am to be a story teller at Scary Tales and Trails. I think I was the first one she called when she decided she needed story tellers, and I agreed without thinking it over much. After all, I told and acted out stories every day while I taught school. Greek myths, legends of King Arthur, Shakespeare. Anything to amuse the masses. You have to be part ham to teach school.

October 11, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING


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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


Bridge players are glad to lend a hand

Atlanta will host the Summer 2013 North American Bridge Championships Aug. 1-11 at the Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree St. It has been awhile since Atlanta has hosted a national tournament. Most of the big names in American and international bridge circles will be there.

June 25, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Bargains save money, but not time

My sister is having some renovations done to her house and is momentarily out of bathrooms. So she has been staying with me intermittently.

June 18, 2013 | Paula Travis | OPINION


Exhibit tells story of King James Bible

My sister and I recently went to see the "Manifold Greatness" exhibit at the Nancy Guinn Library in Conyers. The exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, first printed in 1611.

June 11, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


Give plants an inch, they'll take a yard

I have been working in the yard for the last week or two. All I want to do is get the weeds out of my flower beds.

June 04, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


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