Southern Thing Column

It’s like Suzanne Sugarbaker said: The man should have to kill the bug

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. I like to think of myself as an independent woman, one who can take care of herself and anyone else who happens to be around, so no one was as surprised as… Continue reading It’s like Suzanne Sugarbaker said: The man should have to kill the bug

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The story of the Tennessee giants

Below is a story about people who, like Sweetums, are oversized. It is an excerpt from my book "Forgotten Tales of Tennessee." Tennessee is known for its hearty pioneer families, but a few of its early citizens had reputations as big as the beautiful land they settled. In fact, some would say these men were… Continue reading The story of the Tennessee giants

Southern Thing Column

A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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. As I dip a brush into the can of paint – Sherwin-Williams Silken Peacock – I can hear my father’s voice. Dip lightly. Only the tip of the brush should be covered… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy

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Mystery of the Moonshine Murders still chills Alabama community

Below is an excerpt on the Moonshine Murders from my 2010 book, "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." Click here to order a signed copy. For more than half a century, law officers in Jefferson County, Ala., have had one enduring mystery: The disappearance of three men one rainy night from an isolated part of the county.… Continue reading Mystery of the Moonshine Murders still chills Alabama community

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Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker

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. OK, people. I have to take issue with a recent survey. I know what you’re thinking – I often take issue with surveys. But I have a very logical reason: They’re stupid.… Continue reading Parents eating kids’ Halloween candy is not ‘stealing.’ It’s more like calling in a marker