Tag Archives: Tennessee

Another Year, Another Reunion

  It was the weekend for our big family reunion in Tennessee. My mother’s family and my aunts and uncles from around the country meet in a town so small that the population is probably doubled by our presence. I … 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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Following Directions

Unlike a man, I know how to ask for directions. Also, unlike a man, I follow the directions even if they get me lost. I needed to go to Fall Creek Falls, a Tennessee State Park. I’d never been there before … Continue reading

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Mule Day

You won’t believe what I did for a story. In fact, I don’t believe what I did for a story. I went to Mule Day. It was like dying and waking up in good ol’ boy heaven. There were mules, … Continue reading

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The Storyteller – Part 1

Mother is a storyteller, a spinner of tales.  Her stories are mostly about rural Tennessee and her life growing up on a farm with a large family of eleven children.  In rural Tennessee back in the 20’s the modern world … Continue reading

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Jack Daniels

It was on a Tuesday that we decided to visit Jack Daniels Distillery. Jack Daniels, in case you have never heard of him, was a whiskey maker back in the day. He learned his skill when he left home while … Continue reading

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The Family Reunion

My family used to have reunions here in Tennessee. My mother is from a large family and every other year they came from all over the U.S. to get together. Now some people have told me that if their whole … Continue reading

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Junk Cars & Tall Grass

I couldn’t believe what I saw in the paper! Our local lawmakers, in their unfailing wisdom, passed a law against parking cars on residential lawns. What is the world is wrong with these council members? Do they not know this … Continue reading

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Ery Ya Ready fer Sum Football?

Many years ago, Nashville opened a new football stadium and became a major league city with a REAL football team and a REAL stadium. My son, gave his pre-purchased ticket to me saying that a pre-season game wasn’t worth worrying about, and … Continue reading

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Opry at the Ryman

Well, I did it again.  I went to the Grand Ole Opry. Just shut up about it – this is Nashville, after all.  Cheapest entertainment in town – they really give your money’s worth with a long continuous show.  Ticket … Continue reading

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