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    Evelyn Birkby passed away February 7 at the age of 101. She had been on a gentle glide path for several months, comfortable at the Ambassador …

      Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and…

        One feature of social distancing I find myself struggling with is being at home more. I am a person that enjoys “going on adventures,” as my g…

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          As a person that has taken country dance lessons twice and frequently used to go dancing with my husband Larry, I am perplexed as to how I for…

            My sons Bob and Craig are visiting from their homes in Seattle. We have been talking about this house on Honey Hill where they grew up. Bob wr…

              In a few weeks I will reach the seventieth anniversary of writing my weekly column. Through the years there have been many people who have ins…

                Almost seventy years ago I sat in my little kitchen on our farm south of Farragut and wrote my first column for the Shenandoah Evening Sentine…

                  My Up a Country Lane column has been published in this newspaper every week without fail since 1949.

                    I’ve included recipes in my newspaper columns for nearly 70 years. That does not mean I was a very good cook when I started writing. Here’s wh…

                      The 3,500 columns I have written since 1949 have included almost that many recipes. I am sometimes asked what my favorite recipe has been. Her…

                        I always joke my birthday present 20 years ago was being hired at The Valley News, which was obviously a good present because I am still here.

                          I’ve begun looking to November and the 70th anniversary of writing my Up A Country Lane Column. Of the more than 3,500 columns that have been …

                            Seven years ago, my husband Robert and I were almost tricked by a scam designed to take advantage of older people. I was embarrassed to write …

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