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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

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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

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The Futuro house, dome home, giant roller skate and beach ball in Pensacola

Last weekend, Sweetums and I went to Orange Beach, Ala., where I was speaking at the Alabama Press Association Convention. It was the first time we’d been to the beach together, since most of our trips involve traveling to World’s Largest Things and ghost towns and such. When we left Sunday morning, the GPS routed… Continue reading The Futuro house, dome home, giant roller skate and beach ball in Pensacola

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The Pippen Angels are among the most tragic and beautiful cemetery monuments in Alabama

In Courtland Cemetery, established ca.-1820, four eerily beautiful cherubs mark the graves of children taken much too soon. The angel statues, set atop pedestals all in a row, represent children of differing genders and ages who are buried beneath them. I’ve looked for information on who carved the angels (I refer to them as the… Continue reading The Pippen Angels are among the most tragic and beautiful cemetery monuments in Alabama

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Col. Sanders, Ali, the Kentucky Giant and other interesting graves in Cave Hill Cemetery

Y’all know I am fascinated by cemeteries, which some people think is strange. But anyone who has ever seen the beautiful statuary or intricate cast-iron work knows they can be like outdoor art galleries. And sometimes the epitaphs can be of historical interest … or just downright funny. I like those best, which I am… Continue reading Col. Sanders, Ali, the Kentucky Giant and other interesting graves in Cave Hill Cemetery