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Nicholas Harmon

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    The Walton Tribune
  • Nicholas Harmon is a Walton County resident and a columnist for The Walton Tribune. His e-mail address is njbjharmon@netzero.net.
Saturday 02/11/2017
Life is more than 600 words to read on Sunday mornings
Posted: February 11, 2017 - 12:00 am

In the middle of my cork board is a copy of my very first column, published on Feb. 8, 2008. It was called, “Meet the new kid on the block.” I gave a small introduction as to who I was.

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Saturday 01/28/2017
Don’t let the world pass you by, keep living the good life
Posted: January 28, 2017 - 12:00 am

As each year passes, many seniors are finding it more difficult to live on less and less.

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Saturday 01/21/2017
Life for the children born during a Trump presidency
Posted: January 21, 2017 - 12:00 am

I suppose I should write an article on the inauguration of President Donald Trump but I’m not going to. I support the president and if you watched the inauguration on TV as I did, there is nothing more I can add.

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Saturday 01/14/2017
Trump could have a big impact on our Social Security
Posted: January 14, 2017 - 12:00 am

It doesn’t seem like Social Security is going anywhere soon. 

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Saturday 12/31/2016
Celebrating coming of the new year over the millennia
Posted: December 31, 2016 - 12:00 am

Here we go again, another New Year to celebrate. Looks like probably the only celebration where the whole world celebrates the same event at the same time. In the process of hunting up some information I found that one of the earliest recordings of a New Year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March... The Egyptians, Phoenicians and Persians began their new year with the fall equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice. The big New Year's Eve event of today began in 1904. That was the year the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue was renamed Times Square, after The New York Times built a new headquarters there. It had previously been called Long Acre Square.

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Saturday 12/24/2016
Coal oil, lettuce, Jesus and astrophysics
Posted: December 24, 2016 - 12:00 am

First things first, a little advice to us grandparents: I hope Santa brought all the not-so-good grandkids just what they deserve, a bottle of coal oil.

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Saturday 12/17/2016
Spending Christmas with memories from all the years
Posted: December 17, 2016 - 12:00 am

“Memories are a special house we build inside ourselves. Where love and laughter linger, where all our past life dwells, on holidays like Christmas we can draw upon the store, reliving happy times and feeling all that warmth once more. Wherever we may travel, this house is always there, to help to blend the old and new, to build on . . . grow . . . and share.  This house can never get too full; just grow from floor to floor, because the joy of memories is always making more.” — Author Unknown

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Saturday 12/10/2016
A changing of the guard heading into a brand new year
Posted: December 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

On Friday, Jan. 20, a new order will once again take hold of the reins. God protect our new president.

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Saturday 12/03/2016
A need for rest, and a need for families to remember
Posted: December 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

Most will agree that after being married for 50 years, people need a respite from each other.

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Saturday 11/26/2016
Remembering those who aren’t at the table this holiday
Posted: November 26, 2016 - 12:00 am

Well I’m back in Fostoria, Ohio, for two reasons: It’s Thanksgiving and I haven’t seen my two brothers and their families for decades.

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