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Life is too short to wear bad bras and other things you learn in middle age

The excerpt below is from a column originally published on SouthernThing.com. To read the full column, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Mamas are full of great advice – how would we make it through childhood without it? We grew up knowing things like how to act in public… Continue reading Life is too short to wear bad bras and other things you learn in middle age

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See the gorgeous historic houses of Lexington, Ky., including the Mary Todd Lincoln home

Lexington, Ky., is a pretty city. Sweetums and I visited last year and enjoyed our walking tour of sites related to Mary Todd Lincoln’s family. I posted about a couple of sites since then but I am just now getting around to showing you some photos of the historical homes we visited. The most historically… Continue reading See the gorgeous historic houses of Lexington, Ky., including the Mary Todd Lincoln home

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I don’t mind being called Sweetie or Honey … or Schmootzie Pie

Following is an excerpt of a column on the South's love of edible endearments originally posted on SouthernThing.com. To read the column in full, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Come over here and give me some sugar. Not that kind, y’all. I’m talking about the kind we in… Continue reading I don’t mind being called Sweetie or Honey … or Schmootzie Pie

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The murders of devil worshippers at Corpsewood Manor

This is the second part of my story about the murders of Corpsewood Manor in Georgia. Click here to read Part 1. As many times as I’d heard about the Corpsewood Manor murders – I’d even watched a true crime show on TV about them – I’d never heard the full details of the trial… Continue reading The murders of devil worshippers at Corpsewood Manor

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The gruesome history of Georgia’s Corpsewood Manor, part 1

On a cold rainy day in December, Sweetums and I were driving through the mountains of North Georgia when we realized we were quite close to a site we’d always wanted to visit. The only problem was, the location was far off the beaten path and we had only rough directions. Still, we didn’t want… Continue reading The gruesome history of Georgia’s Corpsewood Manor, part 1