Opinion

Carole Townsend

(Not so) Common Sense: 
The last of the family holidays is packed away, for now
By Carole Townsend

Well, Easter 2015 is in the history books, and it was a fine one. I hope yours was, too, if you celebrate Easter. If not, I trust that your Passover or just your weekend was glorious. The weather was gorgeous, the trees are “greening up” (as my dad used to say), and the dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom. At our house, we had an extra blessing to add to all that. Our ten-month-old granddaughter spent the entire weekend with us.

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From 1818, when it was chartered, until the 1960s, Gwinnett County was just one of Georgia’s many slow-growing rural areas. But as the county’s attractiveness became more widely known, its complexion began to change.

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Carole Townsend

End it
By Carole Townsend

We live in a world of plenty, don’t we? In fact, we here in the United States live in a world of excess compared to much of the rest of the world. And here in Gwinnett County, we are (for the most part) both comfortable and sheltered. 

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Carole Townsend

There’s something fundamentally satisfying about gardening
By Carole Townsend

I do it every year; I write something about gardening at about the same time my husband and I begin turning the earth and planting things in our own gardens and flower beds. Also every year, I fight the urge to jump the gun and begin planting too early just because I have spring fever.

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Carole Townsend

My husband and I took a few days and headed for the beach for a few days last week. The past few months have been crazy, with a lot of great things going on, but crazy is still crazy! We really needed, and enjoyed, the break.

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