Tag Archives: The Aiken Standard

What If It Rains?

I am intrigued by all the excitement  regarding the upcoming, total eclipse and the resulting economic impact on the 70-mile wide path accross the County on August 21st.  Emergency officials are contingency planning for massive crowds, hotels have been sold … Continue reading

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Smile

“Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them”….Andre Maurois. In other news: We are reviewing photos and videos from Barkaritaville and will have a full report in the next day or so. … Continue reading

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Talking Back

I have a love-hate relationship with politics. When I was in college, I was “low-information” and liked/supported democrat candidates. I even subscribed to The Village Voice” Then I started listening to (and still do) that Limbaugh guy and realized that … Continue reading

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Flags, Flags and More Flags

I love it when a plan falls into place… Yesterday, we had a few surprise visitors at the funeral home. Sorority sisters, bearing boxes of used and tattered United States Flags for us to retire with honor, cremating them with … Continue reading

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What Happened?

Here is today’s headline in The Aiken Standard: Gas Still Cheapest in State On Tuesday evening, I filled up my car at $2.80/gallon. Yesterday, I stopped at the same station on my way home yesterday and the price was $3.00/gallon. … Continue reading

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Breaking News From Aiken

Wow…this might make the national news….or at least it should. Another “unexpected benefit” of hope and change is the acceleration of the life expectancy of power equipment. Your machines break and you have to pay someone to fix them or … Continue reading

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Tattered Flag Update

From Today’s Aiken Standard, Page 2…… Read Here: Sorority donates tattered flags for veteran program The story begins here……These Are Our Father’s Flags

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Memorial Day 2011

Well, yesterday was the parade and tomorrow, Memorial Day is what is typically referred to as the beginning of summer. This holiday, intended to acknowledge the millions of soldiers that died for our freedom seems to have morphed into a … Continue reading

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Flag Etiquette

From ConnectingDirectors.com Here is an informative article. After reading it, think about the condition of your flags and if need be, please read about and consider our “Tattered Flag Program” The text of the article: My husband has a large … Continue reading

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Coping With The Holidays

Well folks, it’s about that time of year again and as always, we are sponsoring a “Coping With The Holidays” program at George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, here in Aiken. I know lots of readers are from out of … Continue reading

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Another Great Man Is But A Memory

Used with permission of The Aiken Standard & Suzanne Stone Not much I can add to the story. He was a dedicated priest and a fine man. My life is less because he is gone, but knowing him will impact … Continue reading

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These are our father’s flags

Wow! When I first came up with the idea of soliciting old, tattered flags to be donated for us to cremate with veterans, I thought we might get a dozen or so over time. Then, Karen Daily with the Aiken … Continue reading

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