It wasn’t a secret to anyone that I wanted to and that I felt I needed to deploy, but I don’t think you can ever fully prepare for when you get the word and it becomes real. Early last summer, I got the word that would take me on my first deployment.
A 47-page color recruitment booklet for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), “Somebody Special” was published in 1964 and followed the fictional enlistment and Army service of a character named Barbara. Used as a recruitment tool by veteran, Carol Taber, the booklet outlines WAC uniforms, jobs, barracks, food and more. When I read through it the […]
Last year, I took my kids to a working dairy farm in Grovetown. Steed’s Dairy is open to the public weekly, Friday-Sunday and offers visitors a wide variety of really cool activities, from a petting zoo barn to a huge inflatable “jumping pillow”. The highlight of our day out though, was the corn maze. I’d […]
If you’re looking for good southern cooking and awesome hospitality, Goolsby’s is the place for you! I was overwhelmed by their attention to my needs. I had the chicken tenders covered in honey mustard and BBQ sauce, recommended by one of the servers. After the meal, he came out to get my feedback on the […]
Fat Man’s is a comfortable, casual establishment located at the renovated Enterprise Mill downtown. Roomy, with lots of places to sit, including outside near the canal, they have quick service, great food and a helpful and friendly staff set at a relaxing pace. Although the specialty of the house is soul food, they also offer […]
Watch out Augusta, soul food’s WifeSaver steps up to the (paper) plate. Prompt, friendly service and a variety of freshly cooked foods make this multi-location, family-friendly restaurant a great pick for those on a budget or just looking for an easy, non-fastfood meal. It may not be fine dining, but for those who like fried […]
I cannot help but be incredibly excited about this month, for so many reasons. First and perhaps the most obvious, it’s October! Once again, we’re cooking and eating yummy, comforting food, celebrating with friends and family, really getting outdoors more often and loving this weather. Fall in and around Fort Gordon is exciting! It’s packed […]
Fall: my favorite time of year. Fall denotes the soothing season of celebration, festivity and reaping the rewards of the year. Harvest, Halloween, Sukkot, Samhain, Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival) and Thanksgiving—all are autumnal gatherings that reflect on the bounty of the year, the peace of the autumn months and the coming dormancy of winter. […]