(ODD)yssey

This R.E.M. tour in Athens, Ga., is fun even if you’re not a fan

R.E.M. was big when I was at Auburn University in the mid-1980s. Every cover band played R.E.M. songs, and the alt-rock band got plenty of air time on local radio stations. I liked the music but I wasn’t a huge follower of the band so when Sweetums and I visited the famous R.E.M. trestle in… Continue reading This R.E.M. tour in Athens, Ga., is fun even if you’re not a fan

(ODD)yssey

This fascinating cemetery has both seashell and cast-iron grave covers

Greenville, Alabama, is home to one of the most unusual cemeteries in the state: Pioneer Cemetery. It not only includes graves covered in seashells – an old southern custom – it has a number of graves with cast-iron covers. Click here to read the history of Victorian-era seashell graves. Click here to learn more about… Continue reading This fascinating cemetery has both seashell and cast-iron grave covers

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Indian doctor has your health drink substitute: cow urine

Following is an excerpt from this week’s column on AL.com. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column. If India, as a country, had a middle and last name, I’d call it by all three because it needs a talkin’ to. You know, like a “Billy Dwayne India, you get in here… Continue reading Indian doctor has your health drink substitute: cow urine

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10 adorably quirky grandparent names & the stories behind them

I didn’t intend to write a blog post about this. I just heard someone say an unusual grandparent name on TV and wondered what kinds of nicknames were out there. So I posted the question on Facebook and got tons of responses. Many people said “MeeMaw” and “PaPaw,” which another reader said are only used… Continue reading 10 adorably quirky grandparent names & the stories behind them