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.

Worry? Who, me?

Mar 19, 2013
The Stress-Free Annie Gray

Annie Gray Johnston must owe the absence of worry lines to good genes, because she is certainly far less than carefree. In today's commentary, she shares some of the eye-popping fears that drive her crazy, from broken hips to impromptu trips to Paris.

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The Ever-Fashionable Annie Gray Johnston

Anyone who knows Annie Gray Johnston is familiar with her signature style. But for those of you who have only heard her lovely radio voice, today's commentary illuminates why her fashion sense is on par with the former Secretary of State herself.

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Faux Pas

Jan 22, 2013
Annie Gray Johnston

One of the consequences of being the type to speak your mind is that, sometimes, you say more than you mean to. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston is no stranger to these conversational faux pas; in fact, she’s an expert.

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'Tis the Season

Dec 18, 2012
The expert gift-wrapper herself, Annie Gray

Shopping for the holidays can set your teeth on edge. Yet, as always, commentator Annie Gray Johnston keeps a sense of humor about it all. Here, she shares her remedy for the holiday woes.

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Annie Gray Johnston

Annie Gray Johnston is no MENSA-certified genius, but she has a good deal of common sense and a notorious imagination. And she has come up with a few inventions to help out the more experienced in our community.

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Annie Gray Johnston

Annie Gray Johnston may not have the physique of Jillian Michaels or the athletic prowess of even her beloved husband. But she does have the gift of gab, and, champion or not, she will be mentioning her triathlon victory whenever she can.

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Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston doesn't sweat the small stuff, but there are more than a few things that get under her skin. In today's commentary, she shares some of them with us, and challenges us to answer that ever-present question: why?

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston revels in the vagaries and variety of words, from distinctly Southern turns of phrase to tortured mixed metaphors.

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Bald Men Rule

Jul 11, 2012

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston reminisces about hairdos - and hair - gone by.  From surfer-dude shag to ultra-receding razamatazz, Johnston applauds the absence of fussy locks and welcomes the shift to a smooth, shiny scalp.  

There's nothing like a man who grows bald gracefully.


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Annie Gray Johnston

No one who knows Commentator Annie Gray Johnston would call her stuck in her ways. She keeps up with the new and improved with the best of them, swishy iPad and all. But there are some things that can't be altered or updated, no matter what. For Annie Gray, The Andy Griffith Show and the mythical town of Mayberry, are sacred. 

Courtesy of Annie Gray Johnston

When Annie Gray Johnston begins to get a little too big for her britches, the world has a way of letting her know. Today, she shares some of the cosmic smackdowns that have kept her in check over the years.

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston held a few jobs in her time, from a high-profile secretary up north to a devoted stay-at-home mom. 

At a recent routine eye exam, Commentator Annie Gray Johnston, who refuses to even keep a diary, realized her life was already an open book--whether she liked it or not.

Annie Gray Johnston has seen many a penny strangled in her day, mainly in the hand of her dear father, Laurence. In this commentary, she recalls some of his most frugal moments with the comedy and compassion we've come to expect from her.

 

Annie Gray Johnston has a parenting style all her own. 

Commentator Annie-Gray Johnston is never short on comedy. 

Annie-Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie-Gray Johnston knows that life is filled with the inexplicable...

My Mother, Beth

Dec 20, 2011
Annie Gray Johnston

Most parents leave their children scratching their heads from time to time, but Annie Gray's mother is a hoot all her own.

Working amidst powder pink and egg shell blue bundles at a children's clothing store years ago, Annie Gray Johnston imagined that motherhood would be sweet and rewarding.

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