Sometimes it is interesting to deconstruct an idea and trace how it came to be. The dinner party afloat featured in the following pages started out a long way from the tranquility of a sleepy cove on Lake Texoma. It began in early May as an idea for a party at a yet to be found Victorian manse.Continue Reading →
In the wide world of barbecue, the spoon vittles that come along side the main attraction depend on where you are. In the South, there is usually a cup of Brunswick stew, the everything-in-a-pot concoction originally made with rabbit, squirrel, chicken, beef, pork, corn, potatoes, lima beans, tomatoes, and whatever, and claimed by both Virginia and Georgia. The other staples are coleslaw, and crackers—for the stew— and cornbread, well larded with cracklin’s if you’re lucky.Continue Reading →
There is no better way to finish a meal (Italian or not) off than with a luscious Chocolate Panna Cotta.Continue Reading →
La dolce vita isn’t limited to the Seven Hills of Rome, at least not when it comes to great Italian cuisine. When we asked Chris and Amy Goedecke to host a party at their home north of Whitesboro, we decided it was time to bring our readers our version of an Italian connection.Continue Reading →
Deb Montgomery gets a lot of attention when she arrives at a church potluck. Her reputation for absolutely deee-licious casseroles is legend. So, we asked Deb to put together one of her all-time favorites for us.Continue Reading →
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If Roger Sanders were an insect, most likely he would be a boll weevil. Now wait a minute. Before the Sherman lawyer’s friends start raising sand, let us consider the attributes of the little black bug.
By Kathy Floyd
Elinor Glen, the early 20th-century British novelist considered to be the mother of mass-market erotic fiction, once said, “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”
By Will Watson
Susan and Marvin Watley were in the southern latitudes on a round-the-world cruise when the barometer started falling and the seas began to rise. Marvin was down, injured from a fall a few days before, and that left Susan to manage the ocean-sailing yacht alone.
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There was the curious ten-year-old who wanted to know, “How do snakes take baths?” and another patron who had to know about tides in South America. “It’s amazing the types of questions that people come up with—it really is,” says reference librarian Dixie Foster of the Denison, Texas city library.
By Special to TLM on December 1, 2007
Some people may think having a shoeshine is simply about improving or restoring the appearance of their shoes, but don’t you believe it. If Willie Riles, who has been bringing up the shine at Kelly Square in Sherman for 18 years, has ministered to their needs, they know that it is about something more, including a smile and an entertaining conversation.
By Edward Southerland on March 1, 2009
At the heart of the thing, it is simple. Billy Holcomb loves movies, especially cowboy movies. “I like all of them, and I kept track of all of them—the bad men, the comics. I could tell you who the bad man was and the name of his horse.”