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Ronda Rich

The Yankee finally realized he needed a pocket knife

A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote eight or nine years ago.

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Faith is much more meaningful than an Easter basket

Before Thanksgiving, as I “juned” around the kitchen — a mountain word Mama used to mean “fast moving” — preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

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Sometimes there’s just too much information

Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it takes off, it will wear me out with all its thinking.

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Hope I don’t die before all is read and done

There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous that it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking that resembles the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling that a vicious hurricane is headed that way.

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Don’t try to outwit a Southern-thinking woman

Here’s what happened — and I swear on Mama’s cocoa-splattered chocolate cake recipe that this is the gospel:

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