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Telling Tales

In your dreams
Last summer I had an amazing dream about my mom. It was only the second time since she died that this has happened. However, this was the first time she talked to me. It was vivid and cloudy, fast and slow and she told me a lot of things. Some I didn’t know, like how happy she was and others I knew, but will choose to keep private.
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Ask Ken Beck

Melissa Gilbert pens Prairie autobiography

Dear Ken: What is Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” been doing?

Gilbert, 45, recently released her autobiography, “Prairie Tale: A Memoir.” And from mid-September to mid-October, she portrayed Ma in the musical adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novel, “Little House on the Prairie, the Musical,” at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. The play is touring nationally. She has been married to actor Bruce Boxleitner since 1995 and has two sons and two stepsons. You might enjoy her Web site, www.gilbertboxleitner.com.

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General Lifestyle

Children should delight in Sammy Snails tour of Tennessee
Ex-Lebanon playwright Gene Embry creates learning rhymesin children’s book

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Gene Embry’s animated children’s book “Sammy Snail’s Tennessee Adventures” is as cute as a bug.

The former Lebanon playwright, now residing in Alabama, has conceived a plan so simple that it’s brilliant.

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Teague plays Taps at 07 Veterans Day event

His uncle was killed in World War II

By LINDA BETH EVINS
Special to The Wilson Post

The anticipation of Veterans Day, for those who served our great nation, is getting closer.  Our veterans have accomplished much, while many of us feel we haven’t done enough, that we can’t compare with men and women who enlisted and fought for freedom.

However, we do have the opportunity to honor and support our veterans. Each year Wilson County crowds grow larger as we stand among the mass of uniformed men and women.  In 2007, a young man from Watertown, stepped forward to conclude the Veterans Day ceremony by playing “Taps.”  

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Column

Federal holiday that is dedicated to all veterans

By SAM HATCHER

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918.

In legislation that was passed in 1938, Nov. 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

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Offensive During Offensive Football

 

By ANNE DONNELL

What is the origin of the phrase “Hail Mary pass” used by commentators? I’m not Roman Catholic, but don’t you think matters of faith are disrespected when phrases like this are used about a game?

-Listening to a Lot of Puzzling Things

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Letters to the Editor

LHS students should have same programs

To the Editor:

My classmates and I had a 60th year high school reunion, and we had the privilege to tour the new Mt. Juliet High School in Friday, Oct. 16. It is a state of the art building.

Our graduating class of 27 students was the first graduating class in the new school (which is no longer there) that was built after the fires in Mt. Juliet.

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General News

Burdicks next court appearance moved to January

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Wilson County will have to wait until next year for its chance at trying the alleged “Wooded Rapist.”

A motions hearing was held in the case against suspect Robert Jason Burdick on Monday in Wilson County Criminal Court Judge David Durham’s courtroom. Burdick was not present for the hearing, remaining in jail in Davidson County.

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Capitol Theater to be revived

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The Capitol Theater, located just off the west side of the historic Lebanon Public Square, has been several different things since it closed in 1978 including a furniture consignment store, but has mostly it has stayed vacant.

Not anymore. The building’s new owners intend to bring it back to its heyday.

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Flawless liftoff for Wilmore

By TOMMY BRYAN

Mt. Juliet High graduate Barry “Butch” Wilmore became the first Wilson Countian in space Monday afternoon with the near-perfect launch of the space shuttle Atlantis from Pad 39 at the Kennedy Space Center.

Wilmore serves as the pilot of the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was televised live on HDNet.

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Its easy to miss the heroes around us

Tom, Kathleen Parker recollect WWII years 

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Though their numbers are rapidly dwindling, the survivors of “the Greatest Generation” walk among us.

In their 80s or older, they live peaceful lives, but they realize far more than most that the peace Americans enjoy at home came at a fearful and costly price. Many of them went to war and were eyewitnesses to the horror of battle. Some continue to wear the scars that may be hidden by clothing or carry even deeper wounds invisible that pain heart and mind.

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