Blog Post, Column

Hey, Spanx, arm-girdles were my idea

Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on AL.com. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. The folks at Spanx must have been reading my columns because they totally stole my world-changing idea: arm Spanx. OK, to be fair, they really can’t steal something with their name on it so… Continue reading Hey, Spanx, arm-girdles were my idea

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Have you spotted faces in the trees in these two quaint southern towns?

Trees may not be the typical tourist attractions but in two picturesque southern towns, people delight in searching for special trees. In Montevallo, Alabama, and on St. Simons Island, Georgia, visitors might stumble upon human faces or fairytale creatures carved into the trees. St. Simons Island About 20 carved trees are scattered across this tiny… Continue reading Have you spotted faces in the trees in these two quaint southern towns?

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Ruins of the historic Mentone Springs Hotel

Years ago, Baby Girl and I visited the historic Mentone Springs Hotel on Lookout Mountain. And, of course, we had to visit White Elephant Antiques next door, well-known for its historic building and huge collection of antiques and collectibles. Mentone is a mountain town in DeKalb County, Alabama, with quaint gift shops and eateries. But… Continue reading Ruins of the historic Mentone Springs Hotel