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Hattie’s View: Why Choose the Country Girl?

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey I hope you picked up a copy of last week's paper, as this is a continuation of our 'Country Courtin' series. In the olden days, life on the farm, from sun [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: Courtin’ in the Country

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey The year was 1937. Jesse, age 22 says, "I am looking for a special girl, not just a date. There seems to be a shortage of single ladies in the Olympia area.”. Max, age 21, [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: Are Shopping Malls Disappearing?

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey It seems to me I don't fit the mold of most modern women who love shopping at the local mall. I recently heard the malls are a thing of [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: A front porch at the Statehouse. Really?

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey When I first heard about the Columbia mayor's front porch proposal I couldn't take it seriously. I thought it was Fake News. When I heard it was an opportunity [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: Stars among the stripes

  Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey My very first personal American flag was attached to a little red tricycle. Mom connected the tiny 3 inch flag to a small bell and away I peddled. I loved it. If you drive [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Grandpa: A different type of father

  Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey Being a father is an awesome responsibility. Most feel they can never get it right. I've noticed being a Grandpa is easier and most would say it's wonderful. Maybe Grandpas [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: For goodness sake

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey I can still remember when there was no running water at my grandparents country home. We drank water from a dipper and pail on a shelf on the back porch. This was a [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: So, the cream rises to the top?

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey America is still America the beautiful folks, but somehow it feels less safe, as if it almost slipped from grace. Most Americans feel we don't have to give up our [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: Can I have an amen?

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey Reflecting on the events of the past year, I wondered, “Does this still feel like America? Must I continue to watch my speech about topics of religion and faith?” [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments

Hattie’s View: Love In Action

Hattie's Viewby Ellen Coffey What is love anyway? Is it as simple as hearts and flowers? Jewelry ? Chocolates? I suppose all those things are options on Valentines Day, but Love? It's so much [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Hattie's View|0 Comments