It is really no secret that we in the newspaper business do things in advance to buy ourselves enough time in a busy world. So I am writing this column in advance of going to Dublin, Ireland, on an eight-day vacation. And so, by the time you read this I will be only days away from wrapping up the visit.
The stacks of chips began to add up like in a dream. Virtual piles of black and blue chips placed neatly at the center of an online poker table all seemed to be tumbling my way.
By Michael Davis
Lawns were layered in a mixture of trash and debris in front of historic homes and churches.
Ira Bizzell Jr., 78, of Forest Park passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2004.
Master Taylor Farmer, 12, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in Conyers, Ga.
December 13, 2004
The past weekend I took a trip to New York City for a short vacation. Looking around on the busy streets and the underground bustle of the subway, I realized that the majority of New Yorkers had one thing in common; they were all as thin as sheets hanging on a clothesline. It occurred to me that I once fit in with these stick figures during my six month residency in Brooklyn. Since I moved back to Atlanta over two years ago I have gained some 30 pounds, maybe more.
Having hunted down and killed my Christmas tree, dragged its corpse home and decorated it with lights and shiny baubles, I am filled with the Yule spirit.
Heaven received another worshipper, Thursday night, Dec. 2, 2004, when Ronald Doyal joined his son Ken around the throne. He was the beloved husband of Joan Bartlett Doyal. He was the loving father of his three surviving children. Sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kathy Doyal of Hampton and the Rev. Kerry and Robin Doyal of Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Steve Miller of McDonough; daughter-in-law, Diana Doyal of Locust Grove; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Marilyn Doyal of Fayetteville, David and Linda Doyal of Conyers, and Wayne and Sheilah Doyal of Tyrone; sister, Faye Shank of Morrow; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Not exactly a Christmas classic, is it? That's precisely my problem.
By Ed Brock
Victoria is a 2 1/2-year-old tortie domestic shorthair. She has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Victoria is a long-term resident at the Clayton County Humane Society shelter. She was originally turned in as a stray, hanging around an apartment complex, eating out of trash cans. For more information about Victoria call the Humane Society at (770) 471-9436. To see other animals available for adoption visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org.
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