Category Archives: John White Blog

During this Christmas season, be sure to remember the elves and reindeer.

There’s no doubt Santa is a hard worker. He is a Saint, after all. To deliver presents to the 700 million children who celebrate Christmas, his sleigh travels about six million miles per hour. That’s a lot of chimneys and… Read Full Article »

We need Thanksgiving now more than ever.

American cartoonist and creator of The Far Side, Gary Larson, once published a cartoon featuring what looked like an ice cream truck but was actually a liver and onions truck with two neighborhood children hiding from it around the corner of the… Read Full Article »

Your ID is about to get REAL

The world of air travel is open again despite COVID-19.  Make sure you are ready by getting your REAL ID now. Beginning October 1, 2021, you must have a REAL ID to board a domestic, commercial flight; enter a secure… Read Full Article »

Covid19

COVID-19: a time for reflection

Wow!  Who would have thought that a virus could bring us to our current dilemma?  It’s upsetting!  It will cause both the weak and those who consider themselves to be strong to participate in serious reflections.  It’s a perfect storm… Read Full Article »

What’s age got to do with it?

Once my family sold The Beacon restaurant, I had the opportunity to take my father out for breakfast. He wanted to go to Hardee’s, the original Hardee’s located on Kennedy Street and built by Jerry Richardson, a friend of my… Read Full Article »

Memorial Day

My Gift of Life Today: A Gift on Memorial Day

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the funeral for the father of one of my best friends.  William Harold Simmons lived to the ripe age of 91 and passed away peacefully at his home.  He was born in… Read Full Article »

What can we learn from the life of the “King of the Wild Frontier?”

He was from Tennessee, not Texas. His formal education lasted only four days. He helped foil the assassination of President Andrew Jackson. And many believe he was one of the last men standing at the Battle of the Alamo. Born… Read Full Article »