Dan Ponder, Author at The Post-Searchlight

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Thanksgiving 2021

It is time for my yearly Thanksgiving column, where I try to briefly outline some of the things I am thankful for during the past ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:59 pm

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The Wrong Side of the Tracks

Many people have heard the phrase “living on the wrong side of the tracks”. It has generally been used to refer to the location of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:36 am

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For All the Saints

Some Sundays seem more significant than others. It probably should not be that way, but it is. This past Sunday was All Saints Sunday. It ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, November 15, 2021 10:02 am

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My first pedicure

I confess that after writing some 600 columns I never thought that I would write about a pedicure, much less have one. This past week ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:11 am

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Who gets the last word?

This past week my wife and I enjoyed the Lantern Tour at Pine hills Cemetery, Auburn’s oldest burial ground. Pine Hills holds the remains of ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:20 am

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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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