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Definitely On A Tuesday

October 12, 2011 My dad was a big fan of Jim Comstock, the founder of the weekly West Virginia Hillbilly newspape. more »»

Doughboy Is Delightful

September 21, 2011 Some say West Virginians’ blood runs blue and gold, although Marshal University loyalists would probably disagree. Perhaps a more accurate statement would be that we bleed red, white, and blue. more »»

Another Milestone

September 7, 2011 Last week my baby girl, who is getting closer to the monumental fifth birthday every day, reached one of those milestones in life—she entered school. more »»

All Shook Up

August 24, 2011 Most of us had some logical explanation for the shaking we felt Tuesday afternoon. Here at the Wetzel Chronicle, our first thought was that a large truck was driving by. more »»

General Musings

August 10, 2011 In a little over one week, the schools in Wetzel County will be filled with students. Many will have new backpacks filled with crisp notebooks and fresh pencils. more »»

The Best Things In Life?

July 20, 2011 You get what you pay for. That’s a common bit of wisdom my husband likes to throw back at me when one of my bargains doesn’t work out so wel. more »»

The Unwanted Option

July 13, 2011 For a while my husband and I have said we needed to look for a new (to us) vehicle. Our old one had served us well, but it was just time to make the trade. more »»

It’s Not A Game, It’s A Sport

June 29, 2011 When was the last time you played badminton? I bet it’s been a while. It isn’t exactly the yard game that’s en vogue right now. more »»

Murphy’s Law

June 21, 2011 If anything can go wrong, it will. That phrase, or a variation thereof, is what is referred to as Murphy’s Law. People have been quoting it since the 1960s. more »»

Momma’s Boy -- Daddy’s Girl

June 15, 2011 There are daddy’s girls and momma’s boys. That’s the way it is. . . at least generally. There is a real reason those familiar monikers exist. I?know it was true in my famil. more »»

Time Is Fleeting

March 16, 2011 The phrase that “time is fleeting” is always true, except perhaps in the mind of a pre-teen or teenager. more »»

True Love Endures

February 16, 2011 You may have noticed that I haven’t had a column for the last few weeks. Well, I just haven’t had the space, or much time, to fit it in the newspaper latel. more »»

A Discerning Palate

January 12, 2011 I’d say I have mediocre skills in the kitchen. I can cook, but I’m no expert. There are some things I won’t even attempt and leave those to the experts. One of those categories is seafood. more »»

Life In A Small Town

January 5, 2011 This morning I?was going through the drive-thru of a local fast food restaurant when the lady in line in front of me and I?caught reflections in her side mirror. We smiled and waved. more »»

Stellar Stewart

December 29, 2010 I’m no football expert. I don’t know all of the plays and I’ll never understand why holding is even a call (It’s football for crying out loud! Holding is what they do.). more »»

The Untold Story

December 21, 2010 This Christmas season my family and I have made the time to watch a few of the classic holiday movies and television shows. We started off with White Christmas, one of my favorites. more »»

Input, Output

December 14, 2010 Monday morning as I walked into the living room Joellen said excitedly, “Mommy, can we get this thing that connects your DS to the television or a big computer? It brings the whole family together!... more »»


December 8, 2010 There are not enough words or space to adequately express all my feelings surrounding Magnolia High?School’s win Friday night to become the Class AA West Virginia Football Champions! I... more »»

The Best Reality Show

December 1, 2010 I’ve always enjoyed watching sports, but it seems my desire has increased dramatically in the past few months -- in no small part thanks to the success of the Magnolia Blue Eagles. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 24, 2010 For most of us Thanksgiving means sitting around a table and enjoying a meal with turkey as the centerpiece, hopefully with family and friends. more »»



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