Tag Archives: elizabeth hudson

What These Words Can Do

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are, Up above the world so high/ …” I’ll bet I can tell you what just happened. Whether you’re 25 or 45 or 75, you just finished the next line in
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Posted in April 2014, Editor's Column, Magazine | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Magic of the Movies

When my dad went off to college at UNC in the 1950s, his friends made fun of him the first time he suggested they go to the “picture show.” That’s all he’d ever heard the movies called when he was
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Posted in Editor's Column, Magazine, March 2014 | Tagged | Leave a comment

And Dance by the Light of the Moon

The newspaper hits my driveway at 5 a.m. It’s still dark outside, but this is when my day begins, and although I’ve carried on with this morning routine for nearly 20 years now, it’s odd to think of a new
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Posted in Editor's Column, February 2014 | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Lovely It Was

Before I was old enough for midnight movies or grown-up parties or Champagne dinners, I spent every New Year’s Eve at my grandmother’s house. After supper — sweet tea, no Champagne — the two of us pushed our chairs back
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Posted in Editor's Column, January 2014 | Tagged | 1 Comment

What You Can’t See

Our State‘s Editor in Chief Elizabeth Hudson reflects on the real gifts at Christmas in her December 2013 column.
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Posted in December 2013, Editor's Column | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Silent Salute

We carry things inside us that others can’t see. When I was in the fourth grade, I got hit by a car as I was going back to my grandmother’s after playing in a park two blocks away from her
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Posted in Editor's Column, November 2013 | Tagged | 1 Comment

No Ocean in the Mountains

In 1988, I slapped an Appalachian State University sticker on the rear window of my car and headed west to the mountains. I drove away from my home in Randolph County, down U.S. Highway 64, and past the Uwharries, which,
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Posted in Editor's Column, October 2013 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hey, Good Lookin’

My grandmother kept her cosmetics in the top drawer of the dresser in her bedroom. Coty Airspun face powder in its gold hatbox container. The pink glass jar of Olay night cream. Gold torpedo tubes of lipstick: Revlon’s Fire and
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Posted in Editor's Column, September 2013 | Tagged | 2 Comments

The Scent of the South

The man who sold me a bag of birdseed at Wild Birds Unlimited told me something interesting: Birds can’t smell. He wanted to make sure I had my feeder in an obvious place in the yard so the birds could
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Posted in August 2013, Editor's Column | Tagged | Leave a comment

Full circle

We got dropped off in the gravel parking lot outside Jones Skating Rink, and when our parents drove off for the evening, we took our places outside in the line to get in, shy and awkward and self-conscious, but pretending
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Posted in Editor's Column, July 2013 | Tagged | 1 Comment