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Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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A Weird Tale My Dad Told Me

Summer used to bring us into a room we didn’t get to use the rest of the year:  the front porch.  Our porch was about ten by twenty.  It had four big columns on the front holding up the roof. … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Herbs

“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground–everything that has the breath of life in it–I give every green plant for food.” And it … Continue reading

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Garden Spot

This time of year the home folks always used to put their gardens out.  The soil would be warming up after a long winter, and usually after we gassed the tobacco seed beds, we would get the plow and disc … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Hot Pepper

Grandpa Perry was from Louisa County, Virginia.  His family lived in the Green Spring Valley near Poindexter Store, we’ve been told.  They migrated to Sullivan County, Tennessee, settling somewhere between Blountville and Bluff City in the late 1850s.  He was … Continue reading

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