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The ghost story behind Sewanee’s beautiful All Saints’ Chapel

“The University of the South” just sounds majestic, doesn’t it? I’d always wanted to see it so Sweetums and I took a drive up there a couple of months ago. It was as beautiful as we expected. All the buildings are made of the stone that is plentiful in the mountain setting of Sewanee, Tennessee.… Continue reading The ghost story behind Sewanee’s beautiful All Saints’ Chapel

Southern Thing Column

My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

The column on my grandmother's superpowers was initially published on It's a Southern Thing. The link below takes you to the full column. My Grandmother Caldwell, Georgia born and bred, had many talents, not the least among them making biscuits that tasted like honey-laden pillows of yumminess. She knew exactly how many pinches of what… Continue reading My grandma’s superpower: Knowing exactly what size container was needed for the leftovers

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The creepy angel sculpture that weeps black tears

On a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, in June, Sweetums and I visited Lakeview Cemetery, a historic burial ground whose main feature is a massive castle built in honor of President James Garfield. See photos of the haunted castle here.  Another of its fascinating monuments is known as the Haserot Angel, or more formally, “The Angel… Continue reading The creepy angel sculpture that weeps black tears

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Photos from our first Bigfoot Festival

It's just our luck that we were planning a trip to the mountains the same day as a Bigfoot Festival was happening nearby. Of course. So the first weekend in September, Sweetums and I were in Marion, North Carolina, with thousands of Bigfoot enthusiasts for the inaugural festival. Although we'd heard there was a Bigfoot… Continue reading Photos from our first Bigfoot Festival