Category Archives: 2017

Will Takes A Walk

Jane and I hiked part of the Appalachian Trail a few years ago. I’m not sure exactly how far we went, but you could barely see the vehicles in the parking lot. If we had worn our walking shoes and … Continue reading

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Adam Ragan: An Unexpected Blessing

Forrest Gump had some notable lines in the movie of the same name. My personal favorite is, “My mama always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ “ Adam Ragan was born … Continue reading

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A Perfect Ending

I rotate teaching duties in the Fellowship Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Vienna. Attendance in our all male group usually runs from ten to twenty. We have some youngsters in their fifties, and some seasoned veterans in … Continue reading

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A Contented Man

My father belonged to a men’s Sunday School class at Harmony Baptist Church for over six decades. His cousin, Wendell Dunaway, was the teacher for much of that time. Many years ago, Daddy shared with me something from one of … Continue reading

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Frank Hamsley & The County Jail

Frank Hamsley was the oldest of fifteen children born to Melvin and Alice Hamsley of Unadilla, Georgia. There were a dozen boys and three girls. Twelve of them were older than me and three were younger. They grew up working … Continue reading

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A Brown Paper Bag

Lee Harris called me recently, then left a picture of a paper bag in our mailbox. I’m almost certain that’s the first time that’s happened to me. It was a copier photo of a small brown bag, five inches wide … Continue reading

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A Recipe For Coon

My wife, Jane, claims she doesn’t have a recipe for coon. I didn’t see her look, but she seemed quite certain. It’s hard to believe that dozens of southern style cookbooks made the same glaring omission. But I wasn’t worried. … Continue reading

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