By BECKY ANDREWS
Many times in life adults will look in the mirror, throw their hands up and whisper -- or scream -- “that’s it, I can’t take anymore. I give up!” This is usually in response to a situation life has thrown and for one reason or another, you feel overwhelmed and just want to fall on the ground, assume the fetal position and maybe even suck your thumb. (At least that’s what some people do. I prefer dive head first into a big piece of chocolate cake.)
This has happened to just about every person I know; male and female. While we usually resist the urge to “give up,” the cloud of guilt that hovers for even considering quitting still lingers long after the once impossible task is conquered.
Dear Ken: How many of the four stars of “The Golden Girls” TV show are still living?
Estelle Getty, who played Sophia, died July 22, 2008, of complications of advanced dementia, just three days shy of her 85th birthday. Although she played the mother to Bea Arthur’s character, she was about 15 months younger than Arthur.
Bea Arthur, who played Dorothy, died last April 25 of lung cancer, about three weeks shy of her 87th birthday.
Easter is fast approaching, so now is the perfect time to turn to page 55 of Wilson Living Magazine and use all of your Shop Wilson Living Coupons before they expire.
The first stop on your agenda this week must be Honey Baked Ham Company and Café located on West Main Street in Lebanon. There, as always, you will find owners, Ron and Mary Flesch, who are staying busy this Easter week preparing scrumptious hams for Easter tables throughout Wilson County. With your Wilson Living Coupon you can get $5 off a Whole Ham or Half Bone-in Ham. Hurry though as they are staying very busy this Easter season, so make sure to call 443-HAMS and reserve your ham today!
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
Get to talking baseball with Skip Nipper and a visitor may just never get away.
The 59-year-old sales representative for New Era baseball caps, who makes Mt. Juliet his home base, is passionate about the sport known as the national pastime. He’s also an expert on the 150-year history of Nashville baseball, so much so that he has written Baseball in Nashville: Images of Baseball (Arcadia Publishing, $19.99).
By ANNE DONNELL
Why would any person want to become an English teacher? In college or high school or middle school? Did you ever enjoy it?
-High School Student Thinking About Future Career
There could be as many reasons as there are English teachers, but let’s skip this for now and enjoy some very tied-in-to-today’s-question ONLINE DEPARTMENT.
By SAM HATCHER
For years she's been called "mom."
Of course she’s been called that by her own children and then also by an extended family, those who have passed through the doors of Leadership Wilson.
Yes, Lucy Lee, the honoree at last night's annual Wilson County Library Roast, was the first executive director of Leadership Wilson and held that post until just a few years back when she was replaced by Dorie Mitchell.
To the Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the two aerial photos in your March 19 issue. I remember when Lebanon looked like that.
However, there were errors in both captions. The building identified as Highland Heights School in the picture on the front page was actually Lebanon High School, which I attended. The building to the right (east) was the LHS Gymnasium, where I played basketball, and the next building, at the north end of North College Street, was Highland Heights Elementary School.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
A man with a criminal history including a charge of attempted second-degree murder was arrested yesterday and is now facing vehicular assault charges in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night that sent two women to the hospital, one of them with serious injuries.
Carroll Hart Smith Jr., 37, of 314 Hill Street, Lebanon, has been charged with two counts of vehicular assault, one count of DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injury.
By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post
A Mt. Juliet business is hosting a special fund raising event this week in an effort to aid the grieving parents of a 2-year-old child who died just days ago.
Brittany Butler, who works at Pump-It-Up in Mt. Juliet, said the story about the death of Ava Bright, 2, who died on March 21 following surgery, "sorrowed my heart to the core."
From Post staff reports
Dr. John R. Gallaher, a Lebanon optometrist, who many will remember from his teen years as being a nationally ranked tennis player, is also a credible movie critic who will begin next week offering his opinions on new releases on the silver screen in The Wilson Post.
Gallaher, a Lebanon native and son of Dr. Thomas and the late Elizabeth Gallaher, said he developed an interest in the cinema at an early age.
LEBANON -- Cumberland University is ranked fourth in the first regular season 2010 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.
The ranking is the highest for the Bulldogs since earning the second spot in the preseason poll in 2007.
Cumberland owns a 25-6 record this season heading into Wednesday's contest against Lambuth University, which also received votes in the poll, at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field.
The Bulldogs already have six victories this season over ranked opponents - three versus No. 3 Oklahoma City Univ., two against sixth-ranked Embry-Riddle and one versus No. 8 Campbellsville Univ.
Cumberland was ranked 19th in the 2010 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll in November.