Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator

Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut. She tries to be a good citizen by doing a few good deeds, knowing that good deeds do not get you into heaven, but not taking any chances either.  A native Wilmingtonian, she is related to many but only claims a few. She is not particularly accomplished in any area except promotions (of herself and of special events, usually those she attends). She can’t dance or sing, but loves a microphone and validation because she received no attention as a middle child. If she had to be someone else, it would be a living Allen Funt.

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston seeks to answer the question, "what do you do?" Gray expands on the many hats she's worn throughout her life and reminds us that we are so much more than one title.

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston lightens the spirit of Election Day 2016 by describing life in The White House with either presidential candidate's occupancy.

Our beloved pets' instincts can wind up complicating our lives and impacting us in ways we never thought possible. WHQR commentator Annie Gray Johnston explains how her dog Maybelline gave her the fright of her life after sniffing around a particularly precious backyard area.

There are many times in a persons life where every detail can be recalled -- memories have the extraordinary ability to pervade every one of our senses. In some cases, these memories are welcomed: fond recollections of yesteryear. In other cases, these pinpointed moments are not as attractive and are due to something we were not expecting. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston discusses how personal news has renewed her view of the world around her.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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Recent events have had many of us searching for signs of basic human goodness. But finding such a sign in the plastic wave of a mannequin? Commentator Annie Gray Johnson explains.

The site of childhood memories can make us instantly nostalgic. Recently, commentator Annie Gray Johnston was forced to let go of one of these sites.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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www.lasvegas.com

This week commentator Annie Gray makes it clear, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" is a rule she chooses to ignore.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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Care to sample some cannabis-infused honey? How about a stay at a Bud-and-Breakfast? This week, commentator Annie Gray Johnston explores our country's changing relationship with marijuana.

"Lottery"

Jan 19, 2016

The first successful lottery on record was chartered by Queen Elizabeth in 1566. Since then humans have been fantasizing about what they'd do if they won. Commentator Annie Gray is no exception.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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'Tis the season for the annual holiday letter. If these missives secretly fill you with jealousy and bitterness, Commentator Annie Gray Johnston says, take heart. Your day to gush is coming.

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"The Ivy"

Nov 10, 2015

Some meals are once-in-a-lifetime events. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston describes one such meal she enjoyed at The Ivy in Beverly Hills.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston shares an experience she hasn't spoken of since 1987.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and a Free Lance Nut.

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston reveals her aunts' unspoken competition to rule the realm of Home Economics.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and self-proclaimed general nut.

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston got some satisfaction last week.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.

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WHQR - Happy Birthday to Me!

June 2, 2015

Last week, I turned the big 5-0 . . . less horrifying than hitting the Big 2-0-0 but that's another story ...I should have been better prepared because last month, after dying my hair a lovely shade of Clairol Espresso, when checking out at Harris Teeter, I was offered the senior discount.

Hello Soup

Jan 27, 2015

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston describes how she dealt with a dental dilemma on Christmas Eve. Instead of Santa Claus, her family needed a visit from the Tooth Fairy. 

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston shares the peculiar blog postings from her neighborhood friends. 

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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A Mere 12 Days

Oct 28, 2014
Annie Gray Johnston

After many years of diet failure, commentator Annie Gray Johnston successfully completes a 12 day cleanse.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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UV Yay!

Oct 1, 2014
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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston pushes her daughter out of the nest and breathes a sigh of relief as she sings “Bon Voyage.”

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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Annie Gray Johnston

Sometimes life is really about just showing up.  At least according to commentator Annie Gray Johnston.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston gives thanks to the community that made the Arts Council Designer Showhouse so successful!

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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With disappearing airplanes, mudslides, lunatic bombers and flesh eating bacteria lurking around every corner, commentator Annie Gray Johnston wanted little control in this uncontrollable world by getting the last word....

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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Just Sue Me!

Mar 25, 2014

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston considers all the reasons her kids would want to sue her.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.

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Can't Be Bored

Feb 25, 2014
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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston touts the significance of the arts and the newly-formed Arts Council of Wilmington, to our community.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.

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Get ready for a breath of fresh air.  Commentator Annie Gray Johnston has a peppermint pattie for you.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.

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Dead Leaf Echo

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston tries to improve her cool factor during the Cucalorus Film Festival.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.

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Free Willie!

Oct 22, 2013
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The last time commentator, Annie Gray Johnston, tried to see good ole' country bad boy, Willie Nelson perform, he was arrested for marijuana use minutes before he was to appear onstage. 

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.

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Annie Gray Johnston tries to channel her inner Ogden Nash.  In addition to being her paternal grandmother's first cousin, Mr. Nash was also the mac-daddy of light verse, famous for his pun-like rhymes. 

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Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

Jun 25, 2013
Annie Gray Johnston

If you haven’t seen the viral video that inspired Annie Gray’s commentary, take a moment and treat yourself… you have time for that.

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Fling It!

May 28, 2013
Annie Gray Johnston

It's always a good idea to do a little spring cleaning... once a year, in your own home. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston has done more than her share in the past couple of years, as she and her parents (and her grandparents) have up-sized, downsized, and uncovered a heap of undesirable memorabilia. Today, she shares some of her favorite finds with us, and gives us her advice on what to do with our accumulated junk: fling it!

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