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Our odd travels collection includes bricks from the 1800s that were part of ‘haunted’ insane asylums

After writing about the fun ways we display our refrigerator magnets from our travels, I promised to tell the story of two bricks in our collection. They come from "haunted lunatic asylums" in Alabama. (Note: They were obtained legally. Please do not trespass or take anything from these sites. Also, I use the words "insane"… Continue reading Our odd travels collection includes bricks from the 1800s that were part of ‘haunted’ insane asylums

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

I've been thinking it would be fun to show you some of the weird things I've collected in my travels across the country (mostly, the South, yes, but other areas, as well). Sweetums and I began collecting magnets when we met nine years ago but we also have some fun objects we've picked up along… Continue reading Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

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We can’t get enough of ‘Escape to the Chateau.’ Here’s what we’ve learned about Brits

Below is an excerpt of column that originated on It's a Southern Thing. Click here to be immediately linked to the full column. Reading the full column there helps bring readership to SouthernThing.com. Thanks! We Southerners like to think of ourselves as the most colorful folks – in language, food creations and general quirkiness –… Continue reading We can’t get enough of ‘Escape to the Chateau.’ Here’s what we’ve learned about Brits

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Gremlins attack plane in new film: Here’s how Roald Dahl popularized the crafty critters

The following story is a guest blog by my hubby, Sweetums. We looked up the history after watching a new war/horror/action film about "gremlins." By Wil Elrick “There’s a man out there on the wing,” utters William Shatner in one of the most iconic episodes of “The Twilight Zone” – Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Most… Continue reading Gremlins attack plane in new film: Here’s how Roald Dahl popularized the crafty critters

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So I have an octopus rug. According to experts, I fit right in with pandemic weirdos

Below is an excerpt of a column that appeared on SouthernThing.com. Click here to read the column in its entirety. One day, a friend came to my house for lunch and I was showing her some new décor items. I'd been ordering a lot on Amazon – you know, so I'd see a human being… Continue reading So I have an octopus rug. According to experts, I fit right in with pandemic weirdos