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The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

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. Here’s the thing about moving: It’ll make you cry harder than Nic Cage’s Southern accent in “Con Air.” I know that is an obvious statement. Everyone knows moving sucks. But I thought… Continue reading The stress-relieving powers of nanner pudding can help you survive moving

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A virtual tour of Fort Worth includes a knight, JFK and the setting for a sci-fi movie

Did you know Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the U.S.? Me either, until I went there. About 900,000 people live in Fort Worth, which was settled in 1849 and quickly became the hub of the longhorn cattle trade. I’ve already written about our stay in the Stockyards in a hotel room… Continue reading A virtual tour of Fort Worth includes a knight, JFK and the setting for a sci-fi movie

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This gorgeous hand-carved carousel in Mississippi was built in 1895

Sweetums and I were traveling through Meridian, Miss., in a driving rainstorm when I reme mbered it was the home of a Highland Park Dentzel Carousel.Dentzel Carousel Co. of Pennsylvania was one of the foremost makers of carousels at the turn of the 20th century. Only two survive in the U.S., and this is the… Continue reading This gorgeous hand-carved carousel in Mississippi was built in 1895

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C’mon, Southern internet, a cat is as good as a dog any day. Here’s proof

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. Sweetums says he hates my little black-and-white cat, Charley. I ask how he can possibly hate such a pwecious, adowable wittle kitty. Then I snuggle my face into his tummy – the… Continue reading C’mon, Southern internet, a cat is as good as a dog any day. Here’s proof

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Abandoned for 30 years, this lavish ZigZag Art Deco terminal has stunning features

One of the places I stopped on our Texas trip that wasn’t an “oddity” listed on our planned itinerary was the Texas and Pacific Railroad Station. I was wandering in downtown Fort Worth one day while Sweetums took care of some business and saw a magnificent building in the distance. I walked over to it… Continue reading Abandoned for 30 years, this lavish ZigZag Art Deco terminal has stunning features