(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices

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. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 18: Fordyce Bathhouse Museum, Hot Springs, Ark.… Continue reading This Victorian bathhouse was more like a mansion filled with odd torture devices

Southern Thing Column

Here’s why you never trifle with a Southern belle

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. My Aunt Beverly sashayed when she walked. She told me a few years ago, when I teased her about her provocative flounce, that it was the result of an old back… Continue reading Here’s why you never trifle with a Southern belle

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Hot Springs, Ark., was one of the coolest cities we visited: 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. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 17: Hot Springs, Ark. I’d always been… Continue reading Hot Springs, Ark., was one of the coolest cities we visited: Road-trip recap

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We visited the home of the legendary Fouke Monster and the ‘Legend of Boggy Creek’

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. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Road Trip Stop No. 16: The Fouke Monster and… Continue reading We visited the home of the legendary Fouke Monster and the ‘Legend of Boggy Creek’

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The real ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown:’ A tour of Texarkana

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. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Road-Trip Stop No. 15: Texarkana Texarkana, a town located… Continue reading The real ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown:’ A tour of Texarkana