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I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn

I have long wanted to take a photo of a natural attraction I’d written about but never seen – the trees that grew together to spell HI in the Hays Nature Preserve on the outskirts of Huntsville. I finally got my chance Saturday along with another surprise: a visit with a real-for-sure unicorn (lots of… Continue reading I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn

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The story of the 194 mystery graves of North Alabama

The following is excerpted from my book: "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." What happens when a highway crew encounters long-buried bodies while digging The dead go to the highest bidder. At least, they did in one unusual case in northern Alabama. In 1968, while completing Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Nashville, crews encountered several bodies buried… Continue reading The story of the 194 mystery graves of North Alabama

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We found this incredible carved tree in historic Maple Hill Cemetery

On one of our recent trips to get out of the house, Sweetums and I decided a great place to practice social distancing is a cemetery. We love the history and beautiful funerary art in Huntsville's Maple Hill Cemetery and enjoy walks in the serene setting. On this day, however, we came across a new… Continue reading We found this incredible carved tree in historic Maple Hill Cemetery

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Looking for the history of this little ghost town in North Alabama. Can you help?

Sweetums and I moved a few months ago from mid-city Huntsville, Ala. (near Village of Providence) to rural Madison County, about 12 miles out into the country. We have an acre lot and we're surrounded by farms and we love to drive around and get accustomed to our new surroundings. Recently, we came across a… Continue reading Looking for the history of this little ghost town in North Alabama. Can you help?