Parading with the Pirates: You’re ‘never too old’ to join the fun at Decatur’s Carnegie Carnival

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Dressed in tricorn hats, bandanas, frock coats, flowy lace-up shirts and skeleton accessories — the typical wardrobe for a Decatur pirate — members of Crewe O’ Ye Crooked Goat entertain and amuse crowds at the Mardi Gras-style Carnegie Carnival parade every year. Consisting mainly of individuals 50 and older, the camaraderie, creativity and

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Jumping into the New Year: Meet the Decatur man who started the city’s Polar Bear Plunge

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Standing on the dock of the Riverwalk Marina and Boat Harbor as cars streamed past on the bridge 37 years ago, Wayne Holliday jumped into the bone-chilling waters of the Tennessee River — beginning a Decatur New Year’s Day tradition that now attracts dozens of people every year. Holliday, now 83, performed his

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Haul out the Holly: Decorating for the Holiday Season

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus When Linda Miller moved into her Sherman Street home in Decatur’s Albany neighborhood, she quickly learned of the historic district’s tradition of decorating for the holidays. “If you live in Albany or Old Decatur, decorating for the holidays is something you just do,” the 54-year-old Miller said. “My first year in Albany was

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Sweet smells of the holidays: Aromas from treats help recall the past, build new memories

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Pat Price remembers the smell of the old-fashioned Lane cake baking in her mother’s kitchen during the holidays. Now, Price is instilling those memories in her 10 grandchildren. “Their favorite thing is what we call crack green beans, which are covered with a pound of cooked bacon and a mixture of soy sauce,

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