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Charles Vandegriff, Sr.

Charles Vandegriff, Sr.
Charles is a fifty-four-year career in technology retiring at the directors level from three major corporations. Followed by three-plus years as a free-lance columnist, published three books, over three hundred speeches to senior organizations, radio interviews, one television commercial and finally married for sixty-five years, four children, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grand children. Charles is also a Navy veteran.

Memorial Day: A eulogy for the soldiers that gave all

Since I was born, the U.S. has been engaged in 32 military conflicts to down right wars.

Americans built the America politicians are tearing apart

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln

A list of Obama’s presidential firsts

Obama's firsts include telling the military they should pay for their own health insurance: They "volunteered to go to war" and knew the consequences.

Freedom’s Kiss: Faith is the answer to fears of terrorism

We should be thankful for each day and the privilege to participate in life.

The Senior Years: Sharing our wonderful life

As the "older generation," we have had the freedom of failure, success, and responsibility. And it is our job to teach those values to our grandchildren.

Don’t worry, be happy: Simple tips to balance our work and lives

It is Oscar Wilder who tells us “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Wilde may have been a brilliant writer but in this, he may be wrong.

Springtime Memories: Easter Sunday back in the day

Easter was, back in the day, a day of reflection, fellowship, family, food, fun and Christianity. We would better off if we harkened back to that time and place.

The heros of senior rehabilitation care

The medical people in the hospitals, nursing homes and rehab should be recognized for how they are taking care of us from the little children to the elderly.

On Valentine’s Day, celebrate the ones you love

Love really does make the world go around.
Charles and Babe - Day one - 23,000 plus to follow

Charles and Babe: A 69 year love story

That lightning bolt never disappeared, but instead disbursed and encompassed us, charging our lives with true love and friendship.

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Fishing Western Tennessee Lakes is Truly Spectacular

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