When I was a small boy, I attended a church service that made a lasting impression on me. A senior member of the church had been buried that week. The minister was commenting on what he had heard at the… Continue reading
When I was about ten years old I found an old table knife in the trash. I began to play Indian and practiced throwing until I could stick it in the ground almost every time. I then started to find… Continue reading
Have you ever thought you were so right about something that you went into the “telling mode” and refused to listen? The end result was embarrassment and total loss of control of the entire situation.
A few years ago I… Continue reading
My wife Ann keeps a picture on the refrigerator with the following caption: “Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.”
I can think of several people this advice applies… Continue reading
In my book, Sugar Creek, I describe the Gilliam Grist Mill, located on Still House Creek. I discovered the remains of the grist mill when I was a teenager with several hunting buddies, James McGill, Gerald Dockery and Gene Ward.… Continue reading
Lots of things get your attention; like ice-cold water on your face, loud noises or the sweet aroma of your favorite foods, but have you ever heard a statement that stopped you in your tracks? The YES’S change our lives,… Continue reading
A couple of blogs ago I talked about trying to do something every year that I’d never done before. At the time I believed my “big” event would be starting a blog; however, I have been approached with another first.… Continue reading
Last Thursday was a special day for me. It was Adele Mercier’s 95th birthday. The party at the Apple House ran from 11 until 2. Sometimes we don’t realize how important some of our friends are. I arrived early and… Continue reading
In route to Vietnam in the summer of 1970, Captain Johnny McKay kept hearing his father’s words in his head, Make them a good soldier, son.
Every soldier onboard that flight had one goal in common – come back alive.… Continue reading
Traditions run as deeply in the North Georgia Mountains as the roots of the massive, old oaks growing in the area.
Families like the Barkleys on Sugar Creek, lived and worked together in order to survive the hardships of the… Continue reading