Opinion

By Carole Townsend | Columnist | Gwinnett Citizen 

It’s late October, and we’re smack in the middle of my favorite time of year. From now through Christmas, I’m in my element as a mom and grandmother.

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Carole Townsend

That is the question 

Funny how we use different ways to mark our age these days, isn't it? It used to be that graying hair and crows' feet were sure indications of a woman in her mid- to late 50s. Thanks to Clairol and miracle face creams, we can no longer depend on those telltale signs.

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Carole Townsend

Do you have children? If so, I'm willing to bet that you have at least one whose personality mirrors your own. The phenomenon can be as frustrating as it is rewarding. In our family's case, it's our youngest child – my daughter – who inherited many of my traits.

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Katie Hart Smith

As a whippoorwill calls out from one of the nearly century-old pine trees in the backyard, I smile, take pause, sip my tall cup of coffee – strong and black, no sugar – and continue my walk in the garden and a talk with God.

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