A while back, Sweetums and I made a day trip to Tupelo, Miss., birthplace of Elvis Presley. I have lots of tips on things to see and do if you ever visit the city, but first I wanted to share photos of a mysterious place Sweetums and I found on the Natchez Trace, just outside… Continue reading Who is buried in 13 mysterious graves along the Natchez Trace Parkway?
Month: July 2017
8 popular (and innocent) songs ruined by horror films
In 1981, when I was a sophomore at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., I went with friends to “Halloween II.” It’s difficult for kids now, who are accustomed to lots of gore and torture, to understand how ground-breaking and terrifying the Halloween movies were at the time. At the end of “Halloween II,” when… Continue reading 8 popular (and innocent) songs ruined by horror films
A visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery, downtown Lynchburg and Miss Mary Bobo’s
Many people in the northern Alabama region have visited Lynchburg, TN, to tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. I finally made my trip last summer with my Baby Girl and I really enjoyed the tour (except for the part when we walked through the steam room, where the incredible heat did not combine well with 90-degree… Continue reading A visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery, downtown Lynchburg and Miss Mary Bobo’s
The beautiful cast-iron fences of Maple Hill Cemetery
By KELLY KAZEK Anyone who follows me on AL.com or on my blog knows how much Sweetums and I love exploring old cemeteries. I love coming across beautiful funerary art and tombstones that tell interesting tales. But outside of those things, I am fascinated by the cast-iron in historic cemeteries. Cast-iron was used to create… Continue reading The beautiful cast-iron fences of Maple Hill Cemetery
Who remembers Panama City’s Goofy Golf?
Most of you have probably putted at Panama City’s Goofy Golf, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognizable mini golf courses. Like most kids, my brother Doofus (not his real name but it should be) and I played the course as children and had our pictures made with some of the iconic attractions, such… Continue reading Who remembers Panama City’s Goofy Golf?