“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
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
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
So remember that Sweetums went to the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV, without me on his birthday? The stinker. I didn't get to see the famous statue or the infamous bridge but I did get to see the photos. We put together a very short video for those who aren't familiar with the legend.
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