A Colorful January Sky

A Colorful January Sky By Ralphine Major Did you see it? I stepped outside and looked toward House Mountain. That is when I saw the blazing red sky! It was breathtaking! Some Focus readers may have seen the stunning scene on the early morning of January 16. I knew I...

Damar Hamlin, No. 3

Damar Hamlin, No. 3 By Ralphine Major The scene was telling—football players and coaches gathered on the field kneeling in prayer.  Unfortunately, serious injuries are a part of the football culture.  The injury that Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin suffered during a...

The Beautiful Christmas Poinsettia

The Beautiful Christmas Poinsettia By Ralphine Major It is one of the lingering signs of Christmas. For weeks or even months before the start of the Christmas season, many people shopped, decorated, and made plans for the Christmas holiday. It has only been a few days...

Wrapping up 2022, Greeting 2023!

Wrapping up 2022, Greeting 2023! By Ralphine Major Ho!  Ho!  Ho!  It really did snow!  A trace amount two days before Christmas and light snow the day after bookended the highly anticipated Christmas Day with white.  Though a sharp contrast to the heavy-laden...

The Promise of 2023

The Promise of 2023 By Ralphine Major What a season for Tennessee football! It has seen the highest of highs—a victory over rival Alabama halting a 15-year run by the Crimson Tide. It has seen the lowest of lows—a huge, devastating loss to South Carolina....

Enjoy Christmas!

Enjoy Christmas! By Ralphine Major We made them every year. Creamy butter mints made from a recipe our mother found were a Christmas treat!  Sometimes they were made for other occasions, but always at Christmas.  The green and pink mints were made in the shape of...