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Abandoned historic school, buildings in Eastaboga, Ala.

Last night, I came across some old photos of an abandoned school and other buildings from Talladega County, Ala., and decided to share. They showcase one of the numerous rural Alabama settlements that are little more than ghost towns, remnants of days gone by. Don’t get me wrong, there are still people living in Eastboga… Continue reading Abandoned historic school, buildings in Eastaboga, Ala.

Southern Thing Column

Husbands don’t have to understand monograms and throw pillows, right?

Below is an excerpt from this week’s column for It’s a Southern Thing. Click here to go to the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. (For those who are curious, I share the excerpt not because it tickles me to redirect you to the full column but because… Continue reading Husbands don’t have to understand monograms and throw pillows, right?

(ODD)yssey, Blog Post

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

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Did you know these Alabama ties to the infamous Manson Family?

This story of Alabama's connections to the Manson Family murders is excerpted from my book "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." See it here. To order a signed copy, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. Many people are familiar with the name Patricia Krenwinkel, one of the Manson family members who went on a murder spree in California in 1969. But… Continue reading Did you know these Alabama ties to the infamous Manson Family?

Column, Southern Thing Column

This is the right way to eat watermelon

Below is an excerpt from last week's column for It's a Southern Thing. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. For those of you who aren’t from around these parts, or who didn’t receive the instruction book when you were born, there is a… Continue reading This is the right way to eat watermelon