Marshall Independent Columnsen-usFri, 1 Jul 2016 18:03:57 EDTFri, 1 Jul 2016 18:03:57 EDT can you declare your financial independence? week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate.Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTBooks and beyond patron "Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence" was a good choice for a book to read as we get close to July 4.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWatermelon - a picnic staple ultimate picnic weekend is coming up in a few days; for many, the Fourth of July includes grilled foods, favorite salads and of course, watermelon! Maybe because watermelon is so easy to bring, it's a staple menu item.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTGolden shoes and Moscow Mules get a kick out of many of the people and things I've come across over the years.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTNo sushi, yet have eaten at most of the eating establishments in Marshall, fast-food, ethnic, franchise, banquet, smorgasbord, etc.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT