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Visit the place where the epic love story of Hank and Audrey Williams began

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing one of Alabama’s greatest love stories – that of legendary singer/songwriter Hank Williams Sr. and Audrey Sheppard Williams. Sure, it ended in tragedy but, for a time, it was a high-profile and loving union. It also resulted in the birth of Hank Williams Jr., so there’s that.… Continue reading Visit the place where the epic love story of Hank and Audrey Williams began

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Learn more about Sweetums and me on this fun podcast episode

For those of you who enjoy podcasts, you can get to know more about Sweetums and me by listening to this episode of Author Conversations. It is titled, aptly, "Unknown, Fun and Weird History." Our interviewer, Jonny Foster, described the episode this way: "On this special episode I am joined by husband and wife authors… Continue reading Learn more about Sweetums and me on this fun podcast episode

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The creepy legend of the mysterious Phantom Monk

The legend of the Phantom Monk is excerpted from my book "Forgotten Tales of Tennessee." In March of 1967, one of the worst floods to hit the South covered much of Tennessee in water. The Knoxville Commercial reported: “We are now in the midst of a terrible flood. The waters are upon us and still… Continue reading The creepy legend of the mysterious Phantom Monk

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The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

I recently came across an interesting tidbit and the story behind a historical marker in Franklin, Ky.: The tale of an Air Force captain who crashed and died while chasing a UFO in 1948. Sweetums and I didn’t know about the marker when we were in Franklin a couple of summers ago or we would… Continue reading The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

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The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

If you travel along the South’s back roads, chances are you’ve come across at least one 20- or 30-foot tall Indian head carved from a massive tree. These unusual and detailed works of art – which range from 15 to 40 feet high – were created by artist Peter Wolf Toth to honor our country’s… Continue reading The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them