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Here’s what to expect on Father’s Day when your ‘babies’ are four orphaned tadpoles

The excerpt below is from a column that originated on It’s a Southern Thing. Click the link at the bottom to read the full column or go ahead and click here now. So Sweetums has adopted new pets. Before you say, “Awwwww,” let me give you some background. My hubby doesn’t understand pets. Don’t get me… Continue reading Here’s what to expect on Father’s Day when your ‘babies’ are four orphaned tadpoles

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Guest blog by Sweetums: Don’t miss the beauty of Tishomingo State Park

Today's blog post was written by Sweetums, aka Wil Elrick, author of "Alabama Lore," "Alabama Scoundrels," and "Covered Bridges of Alabama." If you are looking for a short weekend getaway there is a spot located in the lower southwest foothills of the Appalachian Mountains which is one of Mississippi’s best kept secrets - Tishomingo State… Continue reading Guest blog by Sweetums: Don’t miss the beauty of Tishomingo State Park

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Who abandons beautiful mansions like this one in Alabama?

I'm always a little sad when I see gorgeous homes that have been abandoned... and I've seen plenty. I know most of the time they were left behind because the maintenance was too expensive and, eventually, after years of neglect, the cost of making them livable is just too high. I wish there was a… Continue reading Who abandons beautiful mansions like this one in Alabama?

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Abandoned historic school, buildings in Eastaboga, Ala.

Last night, I came across some old photos of an abandoned school and other buildings from Talladega County, Ala., and decided to share. They showcase one of the numerous rural Alabama settlements that are little more than ghost towns, remnants of days gone by. Don’t get me wrong, there are still people living in Eastboga… Continue reading Abandoned historic school, buildings in Eastaboga, Ala.

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A woman cooled her car with cow dung and she may be onto something, y’all

Below is an excerpt from last week’s column for It’s a Southern Thing. Click here to go to the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. (For those who are curious, I share the excerpt not because it tickles me to redirect you to the full column but because… Continue reading A woman cooled her car with cow dung and she may be onto something, y’all