More from Fields

  • Traffic can drive you to distraction

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | February 26, 2016 - 6:56pm

    The weather folks on the television and in the newspaper all predicted foul weather, rain, sleet, snow and low icy temperatures.

  • City should stake a claim to fame

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | February 12, 2016 - 4:55pm

    The News & Observer recently had an article in which it designated Cary as the grocery capital of the Research Triangle.

  • Birthday rekindles winter memories

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | January 30, 2016 - 1:49am

    I had a birthday recently that resulted in a number of cards that I enjoyed reading.

  • Lawyers chew the fat at monthly meal

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | January 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

    On a specified day in each month, a group of old and retired lawyers meet for lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Dark time yielded to warm holiday

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | December 25, 2015 - 4:04pm

    I was thinking about the good times we had during the Christmas season when we were small children.

  • Bugle resonates as a holiday gift

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | December 11, 2015 - 6:29pm

    I still remember my most favored Christmas present from childhood.

  • Fall puts boater forever ashore

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | November 27, 2015 - 3:48pm

    Boats – I have always loved boats.

  • Country store did more than sell

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | October 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

    The country store was an important feature of rural life back in the 1930s.

  • Technology edges aside old ways

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | October 16, 2015 - 5:05pm

    I have written several articles about useful tools used around the farm. The wash pot was probably the most versatile.

  • Mess around, and you might regret it

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | September 18, 2015 - 4:29pm

    My wife and I were traveling across the country and passed over the state line into Texas.

  • Long ago lesson has lasting value

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | September 4, 2015 - 6:55pm

    I was born and reared in Eastern North Carolina.

  • Sharpsburg adventure raises an issue

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | August 21, 2015 - 5:31pm

    So we can exercise, my wife and I usually get up around 5 a.m. After we complete our exercise, we immediately leave to go for breakfast.

  • Questions temper relief over victory

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | August 7, 2015 - 1:52pm

    During World War II, I served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. It was badly damaged during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

  • Bare-bones speech can convey much

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | July 11, 2015 - 5:00am

    Every now and then, my wife and I have a miscommunication. I’m sure all married couples can relate to this.

  • Milestones measure many types of journeys

    By Milton Pridgen
    Life Columnist | June 26, 2015 - 4:54pm

    There is a term we use in our conversations without much thought: “milestone.” Some roads in the past had milestones along the way to indicate distance.

  • Food’s appeal only goes so far

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | June 12, 2015 - 6:02pm

    According to legend, there was an 18th-century English aristocrat named John Montagu who enjoyed playing cards.

  • Many people take issue with so much

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | May 29, 2015 - 6:15pm

    There is a word that is getting more use than I’m accustomed to. It is “issue.” It seems like it grows every day.

  • Jalopy had a charm new car can’t match

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | May 15, 2015 - 6:14pm

    Our car had some miles on it and needed some repairs. I tried the repairs but had little luck.

  • An itch carefully times its entrance

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | May 1, 2015 - 4:40pm

    I can remember when I was a small boy hearing my mother say, “My nose is itching.

  • In Depression, a little money went far

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | April 17, 2015 - 4:44pm

    I grew up during the Great Depression when no one had any money. We were not alone. My clothes either were homemade or hand-me-downs.

  • Reference piques friends' curiosity

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | March 20, 2015 - 4:35pm

    It is generally unacceptable to ask a lady her age or even bring it up in a discussion with her present.

  • Special day doesn’t escape notice

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | March 6, 2015 - 5:44pm

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and as usual, my performance was questionable.

  • Hot dog comes with a side of memories

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | February 13, 2015 - 5:26pm

    I recently went to Sam’s Club to make a purchase. It was about lunch time.

  • On-the-gridiron action hasn’t been an attraction

    By Milton FieldsLife Columnist | January 23, 2015 - 5:33pm

    With the bowl season winding down, I guess football season is about over. I’ve never been a great fan of the game.

  • You can’t get away from barbecue

    By Milton Fields
    Life Columnist | January 9, 2015 - 6:31pm

    Barbecue, barbecue, barbecue.The media is full of barbecue, its origins, its cooking process and, most important, the seasonings.