This story of Alabama's connections to the Manson Family murders is excerpted from my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." See it here. To order a signed copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Many people are familiar with the name Patricia Krenwinkel, one of the Manson family members who went on a murder spree in California in 1969. But… Continue reading Did you know these Alabama ties to the infamous Manson Family?
Below is an excerpt from last week's column for It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. For those of you who aren’t from around these parts, or who didn’t receive the instruction book when you were born, there is a… Continue reading This is the right way to eat watermelon
Sweetums and I were on one of our road trips last month when he saw a billboard that read: “Dean’s Cake House.” He noted the billboard but kept driving. It’s like he doesn’t even know me, y’all. Do I look like the type who’s going to bypass something called a “cake house?” We turned into… Continue reading Andalusia: Home to yummy cakes, giant white shirts and Ward’s store
I saw the most unique Dairy Queen on a recent stop in Andalusia, Ala. It was made up of two buildings: The original walk-up dairy bar and the historic building next door, where people can sit down and eat. To make it even more adorable, the brick building had a vintage DQ neon sign and… Continue reading Is this the cutest Dairy Queen ever?
The excerpt below is from a column about mom-shaming that appeared on It’s a Southern Thing this week. Click here to redirect to the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Just hearing the words “relative humidity” can make women in the South begin to wilt, then scurry into the… Continue reading It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity and it’s a Southern woman’s cross to bear