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Dan Ponder, Author at The Post-Searchlight

Dan Ponder

The Best Hamburger in the World

I could profess to have some credibility in this area. My brother, Ernest, and I built, owned, and operated 38 Hardee’s Restaurants. Many might say ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:01 am

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The road to nowhere

The hot mineral springs were discovered when the Sealy brothers were drilling for oil in the 1920’s just below Cottonwood, Alabama, my boyhood home. They ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:23 am

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Row, row, row your boat

I always put a note card and a pen in my shirt pocket when I head to church. I might jot down the name of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:01 pm

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Our New Best Friend

The Auburn – Penn State game last Saturday was quite an experience. My wife, Mary Lou, and I used the game as an excuse to ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:56 am

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Put the toilet seat down

At the end of last week’s column, which was posted on Facebook, I asked what lessons from their childhood the readers of this column still ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:42 am

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The Importance of Small Things

One of the things I love about our new home is grocery shopping. The largest Kroger I have ever seen is just over a mile ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:34 pm

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Just as I am

Some two years after moving to Auburn, Mary Lou and I are still emptying boxes, cleaning off shelves and putting up pictures. My new office ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:42 am

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Symbols of Substance

The slate blue cloth draped down her back almost to her waist. It was framed by a background of black trimmed in red. Originally it ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:54 pm

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It had to happen sometime

I fought it. We all did. It crept up on us slowly, almost like a curiosity. This will never work we thought. For some years ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 9:27 am

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Granddaddy John

Actually, I never had a Grandaddy John. However, my mother has a great friend named Bonnie, who had a stepfather named John. The children of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:20 pm

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