Did you know many colleges and universities operate their own cemeteries as places for faculty and staff and their families to be interred? Until last year, I had no idea. It appears as if many of the oldest university-run cemeteries are in the northeast, which makes sense, but the one we stumbled upon was at… Continue reading The cemetery run by the University of the South is a beautiful and fascinating place
When Sweetums and I got married on Oct. 16, 2016, our cake (from the very talented Michelle Wilbourn at Takes the Cake) was shaped like the state of Alabama and covered with little replicas of tourist attractions. One such attraction was the entrance to Souvenir City in Gulf Shores, where tourists enter through a shark’s… Continue reading When Sweetums encountered the shark at Souvenir City
If you missed last week's column on It's a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. You know how it is at banquets. Lots of waiting for dishes to be set in front of you, listening to speakers speak and making conversation with strangers until you can… Continue reading Whoever decided it’s rude to put elbows on the table didn’t understand elbows. Or tables.
Last weekend, Sweetums and I went to Orange Beach, Ala., where I was speaking at the Alabama Press Association Convention. It was the first time we’d been to the beach together, since most of our trips involve traveling to World’s Largest Things and ghost towns and such. When we left Sunday morning, the GPS routed… Continue reading The Futuro house, dome home, giant roller skate and beach ball in Pensacola