It has been said that a grand lady dresses in beautiful clothes and always wears a fancy hat and gloves. Also, it is said that a grand lady’s dinner table has an elegant white cloth and silver place settings. Then, naturally, a grand lady would have a card tray on which to display calling ca…

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I don’t know about you but I love making one-dish meals. They are easy and convenient, and all you need to go with it is a side salad, and may…

Most of us are familiar with the antibiotic, Penicillin, but one woman in the Rhea County area knew about it in a very personal way. Mrs. S. E…

Good day, readers! I have some good recipes for you today, and the good news is that they can all be made without a lot of fuss! I have anothe…

I’m not exactly sure I entirely knew what I was in for when I became a mom. I mean, I expected the difficulties of having an infant, and even …

A letter which was written by Hanibal Paine to his sister, Mary Louisa (Mollie) Paine in 1863 can be found in the Rhea County Historical Socie…

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For many of you, and certainly for me, the meaning of Easter and the Promise it holds has become much more real and precious this year. I am d…

There’s a wee bit of Irish in each of us, and we all like to show that Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17. Since my name is Patricia, I ha…

The recipes this week come from my collection, and there is no set theme or pattern—they are just ones that I thought sounded good at the time…

In past articles, I have shared letters and memories from William Gibbs Allen, who wrote a great deal of history relating to Rhea County. Howe…

On St. Patrick’s Day our thoughts turn green and to the good cooking and customs and wisdom of the Irish, so this week, I am sharing “Irish” t…

This is the time of year when many of us in Rhea County remember Watts Bar Resort, especially if we have grown up in this area or lived here f…

There are several good and interesting things here today for you to try! In fact, I think there is a little bit of everything— casseroles, tem…