Recent Articles by Ken Stanford
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I've had a flood of memories associated with the Georgia Mountains Center the past few weeks as Brenau University takes over the facility and talk surfaces of perhaps building a new downtown conference/convention center.
There are still newspapers in this country that print letters to Santa every December. We have received one of them in our home all of our married life.
Many newspaper and other news-oriented Websites run a survey question around this time each year, asking readers how they will be spending Christmas.
Recently I read several stories about workers, primarily at big box stores, complaining about the increasing trend by many retailers to open their doors Thanksgiving night.
It has been years since I have been to a theater to see a James Bond movie but that may change over the next few weeks based on the reviews of the latest Bond flick, "Skyfall."
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1962 is described by James Hershberg, a professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University, as "...the most dangerous day in human history.”
It was nearly a quarter century ago that Atlanta hosted a national political convention.
The recent passing of Andy Griffith took me back to the summer of 1958 when I received by first real introduction to the man.
It has been said "timing is everything." And, timing is what led us to become one of the first owners of one of Georgia's new license plates.
As some of us get older, we begin to notice that we don't hear as well as we once did. Thank goodness for closed captioning which takes some of the effort out of watching television for the hearing impaired. But, like most every modern marvel, it is not infallible.
It's been just over three months since we last visited in this space (see earlier column), one day after I left Jacobs Media Corp. after 40 consecutive years with the company and following a 47-year career in the business.
The title of this column is nothing original. I don't know where it originated but of course every new day is the first day of the rest of our lives. However, the phrase holds special meaning for me today.
The Gainesville media giant who died last Wednesday was my boss for 40 years.
I've had the idea for this column bouncing around in my head for maybe two years. Just never acted on it. But then after he retired a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to write it. And, then after he died over the weekend, I knew the time had come.
Another summer has come and gone, a season that brings back memories of growing up near the cotton, peanut and tobacco fields of south Georgia and watching in awe on many a summer morning and afternoon as the crop dusters did their thing.
September 11, 2001, was an extraordinary day for me and my wife Sandra in more ways than one.
The canoe/kayak national championships at the Lake Lanier rowing venue near Gainesville this past week had me recalling those 13 days in July and four days in August 15 years ago that brought the world to our community.
There's been a lot of water under the bridge, as they say, since we last visited in this space.
Now that the dust has settled on this year's 35 college football bowl games and the BCS championship, I think it's time to consider adding one more to next year's line-up: the Ty-D-Bol.
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