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Lisa Kelley

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Subscriber onlyAlthough my first car was a Chevy Nova and my last car was a Subaru, most vehicles in between were Fords. For whatever reason, I gravitate toward that blue oval. Continue reading...

Commentary: The dog days of ... Easter?

Uninvited guests make church lively

Subscriber onlyIt's hard to believe another year has gone by, and the annual farm implement sale back home has come around again. Uncle Ronnie and I are like peas and carrots about most things in life; we just see things the same way even if other folks think we've slipped a gear. As long as we're semi-upright and breathing, we wouldn't miss the farm sale for much in this world. Continue reading...

Commentary: Keep the courthouse in downtown Bentonville

Presence is important to Bentonville as a whole

Subscriber only"[A]bove all, the courthouse: the center, the focus, the hub; sitting looming in the center of the county's circumference ... symbolic and ponderable, tall as cloud, solid as rock, dominating all: protector of the weak, judiciate and curb of the passions and lusts, repository and guardian of the aspirations and the hopes ..." Continue reading...

Commentary: What makes you country?

From milk glass to quilts, country a fine condition

Subscriber only"Whatcha gonna write about in your column this week?" my galpals prodded me this weekend as they took me on lovely outings here and yonder for my birthday. "You gonna write about turning another year older?" Continue reading...

My roots are showing: Wishes for another life

I'd like to tell you a story that was once told to me Continue reading...

My Roots Are Showing: Families, Furniture And Faith

I garnered enough material from my holidays spent in Georgia and South Carolina with Southern Gent to fill my column with stories clear to next Christmas. Continue reading...

Commentary: Nobody Gets To Live Life Backward

Subscriber only"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." Continue reading...

My Roots Are Showing: Knowing People Isn't Easy

Subscriber onlyWe have a lot of phrases in the South to describe a person. Continue reading...

Commentary: What's Cooking Beyond The Green Dish?

Subscriber onlyAs I nestled into my newly downsized life this year, I found it isn't necessarily simple to live simply. Continue reading...

My Roots Are Showing: Halloween A Chance To Find Youthful Joy

Subscriber onlyIt was a dark and stormy night. The year was 1977. I was anxious, as I'd never done anything like this before. I steadied my feet, drew a deep breath and stretched my hand toward the door. Continue reading...

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