Never missed Maverick then, hooked on Wheel of Fortune now

Roving Ever since my family got our first TV, many shows have captured our attention. One of these was Maverick, which we loved and wouldn’t miss a single episode. We learned to have TV trays in order to watch it while eating supper. We would also never miss The Lawrence Welk...

Fireworks thrill crowd Thursday at Wake Forest High Stadium

Roving Presenting a good fireworks display July 3 was essential, not only for the huge number of spectators in Trentini Stadium, but especially for each of the Fourth of July committee members who worked hard to pull off a great show after the fiasco last year, which followed a...

Don’t miss Wake Forest’s 41st annual fireworks display July 3

Roving It’s just one week until the big show! Don’t miss the 41st annual Wake Forest fireworks show July 3 at Wake Forest High School. This year’s program is one of the largest fireworks shows since 1973, and is the first time Zambelli Fireworks will present the “the most...

Three different dads in 10 years opened door for teasing

Roving Although I’m a few days late, I still have a few things to say about Father’s Day. My first dad was a great guy, but I was born at the wrong time for him to give me the attention I really needed. It was 1929 at the beginning of the Great Depression, and he passed away from...

Big WF car show, Father’s Day make for an exciting weekend

This weekend should be an outstanding one. First, Saturday is Flag Day, giving us a chance to show our patriotism for this great country by proudly flying the American flag in our front yards. Saturday, there’s the big second annual Wake Forest Charity Car Show presented by Wake...

Sunday’s sermon on togetherness brings back great memories

Roving I was intrigued by Wake Forest United Methodist Church pastor Donald Warren’s sermon Sunday morning titled “Together,” and I want to pass some of it along for you to enjoy. “When you look at your life and where you are right now, are there some things that you miss?”...
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Why are so many reluctant to fly American flags on holidays?

Roving Although I’m a week late, I think it’s important to clear up some confusion between two nationwide observances. We just observed Memorial Day. Did you know Memorial Day, always observed on the last Monday of May, is for remembering the men and women who died while serving...

Marvelous Middleschool concert a relaxing finale to a bustling day

Isn’t it strange how often our day’s plans can go completely astray from what our intentions were? Last Thursday started out as expected and seven of us who regularly attend our breakfast group every Thursday at The Border Restaurant had a great time exchanging stories and...

‘Who’s firing this damn rifle’ defused many family feuds

Roving Some things are remembered so well, they become a part of our lives. I will never forget the time my close friend, Bryant Cash, and I were sergeants in Youngsville’s National Guard unit and we were on the firing range to qualify with our rifles at Fort Bragg during our...

Bobby’s first song published, fearful storm Friday, memorable 17th birthday

Roving For the benefit of those who didn’t read this column last week, my oldest of four sons, Bobby, passed away suddenly April 16 from ischemic heart disease at age 59. The number of cards, messages, flowers and meals have been a humbling tribute to his Christian life. He was...
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Bobby loved his church, family, guitar, writing songs, football and Camaros

Roving I never thought I would be writing this column. I guess I always imagined my son Bobby, at 59, would outlive me. Bobby took it hard when his mother Peggy passed away suddenly 8 1/2 years ago. Tears would often fill his eyes when he talked about her. It was a family concern...

About Palm Sunday and a tribute to a best friend

Roving Around by Bob Allen Palm Sunday is always a special time for most people including me, for as long as I can remember. But judging from attendance at churches, it makes me wonder if others share the same sentiment. This is not to say most churches didn’t have good...