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I had a tooth pulled (extracted) last week. It was not an event to which I was looking forward. I suppose I should have considered myself fort…

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I was returning from East Tennessee a while back by way of U.S. Interstate 40. In reasonably heavy traffic, somewhere on the east side of Cros…

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The late columnist, writer, humorist and avowed southerner, Lewis Grizzard once said, “The nearest thing to heaven is a home-grown tomato.” I …

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In last week’s column I wrote of my love for mules, my acquaintance with the Reese Bros. (world famous mule traders), of Grand Canyon Mule Rid…

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Seems I have always been fascinated with mules. My fascination goes all the way back to my boyhood days and the Brim Hollow. My grandfather, W…

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It was about this time of year when my father would return from a close inspection of his tobacco crop and announce “Boys, we got bud worms! W…

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The great George Gershwin song goes like this: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” A well-known lyric from another popular song goes this way…

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A few years back I wrote a column on “sayings.” My friend Steve Wilmore reminded me that one of his mother’s favorites went like this: “You’re…

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I suppose we all could use a little inspiration from time to time. After all, it seems, life does have a way of taking the wind right out of o…

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I don’t suppose I ever encountered an old barn I didn’t like. Old barns represent the world in which I grew up. They remind me of days gone by…