(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

A visit to beautiful Hogeye, Kentucky

I love old barns but in particular those painted with advertisements or messages. Maybe it’s because See Rock City barns are so picturesque. Whatever the reason, Sweetums and I always stop to take a photo when we see one. We’ve taken photos of See Rick City barns, Visit Sequoyah Caverns in Alabama (now closed) and… Continue reading A visit to beautiful Hogeye, Kentucky

Southern Thing Column

The strange tale of the Southerner who never heard of a tomato sandwich (!!!)

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. Strange things sometimes happen when you write a humor column. For instance, I might write about Bigfoot and start an entire debate about what kinds of foods he prefers, with some voting… Continue reading The strange tale of the Southerner who never heard of a tomato sandwich (!!!)

(ODD)yssey

The cemetery run by the University of the South is a beautiful and fascinating place

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

Blog Post

When Sweetums encountered the shark at Souvenir City

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

Column, Southern Thing Column

Whoever decided it’s rude to put elbows on the table didn’t understand elbows. Or tables.

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.