Here I sit in my wheelchair waiting for my church granddaughter, Lori James, to come have lunch with me and give me a manicure. I wish you could meet her. She is a darling girl. Her husband’s name is Bobby James.
At their house recently, Bobby brought out a newspaper article someone sent him when the Ruston Parks and Recreation gym was renamed “Bobby James Memorial Gym.” Someday, I told him he could go home with me and see it for himself.
Question: A year ago, my husband and I sat down and set some financial goals. We wanted to get out of debt and start saving some money — neither of which we have ever done. A year later, we have not made any real progress. We have the income ... we just have not seemed to make ourselves do it. Are we hopeless?
One of my business classes taught me that the average person is exposed to more than 3,000 advertisements each day. We view billboards while driving, product placement in our favorite television shows or movies, flashing ads on our websites, ads in newspapers, commercials on television and radio shows, as well as hundreds of other places where advertising might pop up.
As far back as when the VCR came out, people around the world have been enjoying their favorite television shows even if they were unable to sit down and watch them while they were broadcast. VCRs, and more recently digital video recording devices, also allowed individuals to skip commercials.
Now that we have passed Labor Day, I find myself yearning for fall. We generally think of September as part of the fall season, even though Louisiana weather often disagrees. However, everyone is back in school, football has begun and our minds begin to wander toward pumpkins and cooler weather.
To celebrate this new season and enjoy an early evening outdoors, be sure to come downtown for the Fall Crawl. Several arts businesses in downtown Ruston are joining together for a great evening from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 19