Memorial
Aug07

Memorial

The artist’s view of the proposed cotton mill memorial as shown in last week’s News and Press caused my heart to leap for joy and awakened a lot of sleeping memories.

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Down South: Folk Artist Harold Branham Preserves The Past
Jul31

Down South: Folk Artist Harold Branham Preserves The Past

Every community needs a Harold Branham. In a time when things old and quaint fall to modern ways, it’s good to have someone with heart, talent, and memories preserve the past. That would be my friend, Harold Branham, a true folk artist. I first heard of Harold from Michele Jackson, the editor of the Blythewood Leader, back in 2008. “There’s a gentleman who really likes your stories on the South. His name is Harold Branham and he wants...

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Little Shoes

There was a time when mothers would save their baby’s first little shoes to be bronzed and used on picture frames.

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My Friend, Pet

I have written about my old friend before, more than once, as some of my readers could agree.

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Down South: A Day With The Chicks
Jul24

Down South: A Day With The Chicks

Monday, June 25, was brutally hot, brutally humid.

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Down South:  Grandma’s Petunias
Jul17

Down South: Grandma’s Petunias

Vintage petunias. I had forgotten them, those flowers grandma loved.

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