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The Last MoonPie Mike Story

4:30 am. The Florida Panhandle sunrise still a ways off. Inky water swirls below the dock bumpers rising and falling, leaving the pale wood slick in the glare of the floodlight aimed at nothing in particular. If I did not … Continue reading

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Black Friday at the Junkyard

It never occurred to me that people in the South give Christmas presents scrounged from junkyards until I went to South Alabama and ran into a man called “Hoot.” He is a Junkyard Santa of sorts. So he says. He … Continue reading

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Just Another Sunday

The place is packed. Two buses of senior citizens just let out in the parking lot. Kids run around playing with toys that look like something my grandmother gave me in 1963. Christmas decorations fill the store. Hungry people fill … Continue reading

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Rain in Mathews

Outside past the porch, across the small town, up through the creeks and marshes, water and air become one. Street light reflections ripple in the deluge of dappled gray, the October sky undulating like a liquid veil blown by the … Continue reading

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Hauling Hay Back In the Day

  Garrett stood in the warmth of the setting fall sun, his ample belly shading the old school rodeo buckle he had earned on the circuit many pounds ago. “I’m concerned about today’s youth and for one reason only,” he … Continue reading

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On The Road

  My father never wanted me to turn out like him. He sold country sausage to country people in country stores while listening to country music. I went with him now and then. It was a country education. I saw … Continue reading

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Destin In the Fall

The other day I heard from some folks back at the Chattanooga Bakery that they were making the largest MoonPie ever for the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Proceeds were going to fight breast cancer. While … Continue reading

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Camo Fridays

People have taken to wearing Camo on Fridays, and not just in the South. It is happening everywhere, even in Los Angeles. Watching TV tonight, Uncle Si on Duck Dynasty mentioned Camo Friday. A friend of mine in Florida has Camo Friday at … Continue reading

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The Legend of Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is a wondrous thing. When I was a kid, and astronauts were roaming around space, the idea of a TV dinner, the convenience, the engineering, the efficiency, a meal so perfectly contained in a compartmentalized aluminum container that … Continue reading

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The Fastest Dog In Eastern Mississippi

“You see him?” said the woman pointing to a dog sitting next to a corrugated tin wall. “That’s the fastest dog in eastern Mississippi.” Slouched in the dust was a lanky hound that looked more tick magnet than four-legged racer. … Continue reading

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