Category Archives: Southern Humor

Southern lifestyle, rednecks

Lewis Grizzard’s Typewriter

Recently I have been reading some articles by and about the great southern humor writer, Lewis Grizzard. If you have never read any of his work, part of it can be found online and it is well worth the read. … Continue reading

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What to Do with a Brass Moose

In California thieves stole 18 lawn statues including a 600 pound brass moose the Associated Press reported. People in California must be pretty strange. I don’t know anybody in my neighborhood with a lawn statue, much less a 600 pound … Continue reading

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Could That Be Snow?

“Severe weather warning” barked the TV. Beep, beep, beep, the weather warning rolled across the bottom of the screen, four to six inches of snow. I ignored it. That’s what they said last time. Nothing happened – nada. In the … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Gone a-Hunting

Father’s Day causes me to remember my childhood when “daddy-went-a-hunting” and came home with wild critters that the family was expected to consume. [If you are vegetarian, stop reading now.] If like most homo-sapiens you are a meat eater, you … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

It’s hard to believe that a sleepy little town like Jonesborough could come alive the way it does once a year. But come alive it does with so many people that you can’t imagine where they all come from or … Continue reading

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Self-Service World

An acquaintance of mine mentioned how much he hated standing in line at the convenience market to pay for gas. Invariably there is someone buying lottery tickets and three packs of cigarettes — and then scratching off the tickets before … Continue reading

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Storytelling Festival

On one weekend each fall, the National Story Telling Festival is held in the mountains of East Tennessee. It is in a tiny town called Jonesborough, also known as the oldest city in Tennessee. It is a quaint little village … Continue reading

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Hometown

I always say that I’m from Nashville, home of the Titans, country music, Al Gore, and big hair. There’s a lot to write about when you’re from Nashville. However, I’m actually from a small satellite community called Smyrna, where column … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Alabam’r

I was busy reading my email, ignoring the TV, as usual, when a story came on the 6 o’clock news that caused me to drop my computer mouse on the floor. They were putting up Alabama road signs in Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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It Might be a Redneck Wedding

In spring we feel young, alive. Thoughts just naturally seem to turn to romance and marriage. We might even receive an invitation to a wedding. Here in the South, we have wedding ceremonies too, just like everywhere else. Well, maybe … Continue reading

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