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Jerry Jackson's blog

IF ANYONE SEES MY LITTLE TOY FISHING ROD...

One of my first childhood memories of the beach was a trip to the Jolly Roger Inn at Topsail. It was my first experience "fishing".

DO YOUR REMEMBER "DIANA"?

If you want to buy anything in a store, it seems you must plan your trip several months in advance.

MR. JACKSON GOES TO WASHINGTON

As I write this entry, I can hear the distant crack of fireworks from Wilmington's July 4th celebration.

FIRE IN THE BEDROOM...

This past Father's Day was one to remember, but not for a good reason. Still, things could have been much worse.

A LITTLE HEAT LIGHTNING, ANYONE?

If you grew-up in the southern United States, chances are you've heard the term "heat lightning".

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT RESTAURANT IN WHITE LAKE?

Does anyone remember the name of a certain seafood restaurant in White Lake, NC? I'm not sure if the building is still there, but I remember eating there as a child.

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO...

In May 2011, our son celebrated his first birthday. As I was watching him mash birthday cake all over his face, two thoughts occurred to me.

LOST AND FOUND: THE TORNADO OUTBREAK OF 1957

When I think of April, Easter is usually the first thing that comes to mind. My grandmother lived in a small house near Beautancus (in Duplin County).

WHAT A TORNADO IS REALLY LIKE...

Have you ever experienced a tornado first hand? Let me tell you a story that defined my career path.

"TERRIBLE TUESDAY"... THE REAL STORY

When I was a child, I was terrified of tornadoes- and with good reason.

SIMPLE JOYS OF THE PINEWOOD DERBY

For local cub scouts, February means "Pinewood Derby" season is here.

WHERE WERE YOU ON FEBRUARY 9, 1973?

I never really craved chocolate as a child. When Valentine's Day rolled around, I preferred "conversation hearts" over the traditional boxed candy.

FIRE AND ICE- LITERALLY

Get me to 95 degrees. Please. I say this with all honesty. I had rather endure a week of 95+ degree heat than a week with highs in the 30's.

CHRISTMAS 1989- NEED I SAY MORE?

Our infant son recently endured his first stomach virus. In the grand tradition of stomach viruses, it hit him at the worst possible place and time.

WORKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND....

As many of you are aware, I don't like snow--- at least, not anymore.