After our weekend Christmas trip to Dahlonega, Ga., Sweetums and I meandered home and stopped for lunch in Dalton, Ga. I'll be doing posts in coming days on Dahlonega, Helen, Talking Rock, tab-and-slot gravestones and more from our trip but today I wanted to share a couple of photos of the adorable Wink Theatre in… Continue reading Wedding cake-style Wink Theatre in Dalton, Ga.
I wrote the column below, "Yes, Santa, there are Virginias," in 2006. Based, of course, on the famous letter "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," it still seems relevant: It was Christmas eve. I was placing the last of Shannon’s gifts beneath the tree when I was surprised to see Santa Claus, sitting, head… Continue reading Yes, Santa, there are Virginias
The column, "Yes, Sweetums, gingerbread emergencies do exist" was initially written for and published on It's a Southern Thing. The link at the bottom takes you to the full column, or go directly to the column by clicking here. Sweetums does not believe in gingerbread emergencies, y’all. Last week, he came into the bedroom and… Continue reading Yes, Sweetums, gingerbread emergencies do exist
I am hoping someone from Huntsville, home to NASA and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, can save a statue that is for sale. The figure is 20-feet-tall and made of fiberglass. For many years, it was owned by Magic Forest Amusement Park in Lake George, N.Y. Currently, the park is under new ownership and… Continue reading Help save this retro-cool astronaut statue with Alabama connection
Hey, y'all. I hope you don't mind a little book promotion but it's that time of year and we happen to think signed, personalized books make great gifts. Sweetums and I are offering deals on two books we co-wrote, as well as his book on "Alabama Lore" and my humor book "Not Quite Right." We… Continue reading Don’t miss out