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Art Deco theater sparkles in downtown Winchester, Tenn.

Sweetums and I made a brief stop in Winchester, Tennessee, on a recent Sunday drive. I had no idea it had such a quaint courthouse square. What I really loved was the historic theater, which is still showing movies. The town is named for James Winchester, who fought in the American Revolution and the War… Continue reading Art Deco theater sparkles in downtown Winchester, Tenn.

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Legend says this historic Tennessee home had hidden passages for Al Capone

Sweetums and I took a Sunday drive to Monteagle, Tennessee, and we were surprised to find there was an Al Capone connection. According to legend, Capone either financed or built the 1930 home called RyeMabbe, also known as Castlewood, which now houses High Point restaurant. The three-story Tudor-revival house was impressive; it is built of… Continue reading Legend says this historic Tennessee home had hidden passages for Al Capone

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The fate of historic Devil’s Elbow on Route 66

While on our honeymoon (nearly two years ago now), Sweetums and I were fascinated by a place called Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. We were drawn to the odd name, of course, so we went a little off the beaten path to see what it was all about. Devil’s Elbow is a community situated on the 1926… Continue reading The fate of historic Devil’s Elbow on Route 66

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This Southern woman invented windshield wipers but never made a cent

The story of inventor Mary Anderson is excerpted from my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." Mary Anderson was born at Burton Hill Plantation in Green County, Alabama on February 19, 1866, and lived a comfortable but unassuming life. Yet upon her death at age 87 on June 27, 1953, her obituary was printed in Time… Continue reading This Southern woman invented windshield wipers but never made a cent

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Come to my book signing next week and check out new salt spa free

So what is this event? A chance to check out Salt on the Rocks in Huntsville, Alabama, an amazing new spa ... FREE. The spa's website says, "Salt on the Rocks is a Caribbean immersion experience with Salt Therapy, known as halotherapy.  Enjoy our Salt Room and Remedy Room for an overall wellness retreat from the rush of… Continue reading Come to my book signing next week and check out new salt spa free