Common in origin, lacking the symmetry and color of more glamorous vegetables — even sometimes defamed for its carbohydrate content — the potato’s place in history is still important.
Enjoyed by rich and poor alike, it is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is estimated that 12 million tons of potatoes are consumed annually. Potatoes rank with rice, wheat and corn as the world’s most important crops.
25 Years Ago
Southern Alloys and Metal Corp. in Rockwood sustained nearly $1 million worth of damage due to a fire. It was thought the suspicious fire was set to cover the tracks of a robbery. One safe was broken into.
10 Years Ago
Cheryl Sanders, a Dyllis resident, broke new ground by becoming the first female to be promoted to lieutenant in the history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
I have been thinking about how hope can bring much joy and happiness into our life.
If we hope for the best, then most often our hopes will come true.
It sometimes brings us showers of blessings, just when we need them most. A visit from a friend we haven’t seen in months, like just yesterday, when my friend Anna Lou Calkins came for a brief visit, taking time out of her busy day to see me.
A nice lady I had hoped would surely stop by if she could find me here
at Victorian Square. She did.