Southern Thing Column

The ‘expert’ who says thermostats should stay at 82 in summer must have been born in a barn

If you missed this week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. Y'all. A group of "experts" says we need to set our thermostats at 78 in summer – and 82 on summer nights – and the internet wants to pinch their heads… Continue reading The ‘expert’ who says thermostats should stay at 82 in summer must have been born in a barn

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Field of oil derricks in downtown Kilgore, Texas, commemorate World’s Richest Acre

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. The map is below. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 11: World’s Richest… Continue reading Field of oil derricks in downtown Kilgore, Texas, commemorate World’s Richest Acre

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The last robbery committed by one of the Dalton Gang took place in Longview, Texas: Road-trip recap

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. The map is below. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 10: Dalton Gang’s… Continue reading The last robbery committed by one of the Dalton Gang took place in Longview, Texas: Road-trip recap

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The largest mural in the country was amazing and so was this adorable Dalmatian: Road-trip recap

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. The map is below. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Road-Trip Stop No. 9:  Downtown… Continue reading The largest mural in the country was amazing and so was this adorable Dalmatian: Road-trip recap

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You can spend the night in Shelby’s house from ‘Steel Magnolias’

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again.Some of you followed along on social media but I promised more detailed posts on all our stops. It will take a few weeks to get to them all. I am planning to… Continue reading You can spend the night in Shelby’s house from ‘Steel Magnolias’