It was a rather somber Chicago crowd at the first game of the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox. Who could blame them? World War I was at its peak and their beloved Cubs were in the midst of being shutout by a Red Sox pitcher named Babe Ruth. Then … Continue reading Star Spangled Posture?
My eyes first beheld the Wall in July 1999 when my wife and I vacationed in Washington D.C. I remember it as if it was yesterday. While I have seen some amazing sights in my life, nothing has emotionally impacted me as those moments spent gazing upon a wall of names. As soon as I … Continue reading A Name on The Wall
A recent visit to the local Cracker Barrell Restaurant reminded me of a colossal culinary conundrum we Southerners occasionally face. Biscuits or cornbread? The question posed by the waitress was innocent enough, though she had no idea of the brain cell paralysis her request induced. Some folks struggle with similar but otherwise inconsequential questions. Scrambled … Continue reading Living Southern: Biscuits or Cornbread?
Friends, Two years ago, I shared via email, a Reflection I titled “Throne of a Mother’s Grace.” Now, with nine grandchildren and Mother’s Day 2018 approaching, I thought I’d honor all of you moms out there by posting an updated version on my new blog. Hope it sparks a few memories of your own. Enjoy, … Continue reading The Throne of A Mother’s Grace
Standing at the counter of a clothing store, I noticed the salesgirl wearing a sweater with the sales tag still hanging from its neckline. In what I hoped was a soft and discreet manner, I leaned forward to quietly point out the all too obvious embarrassment. She shrugged and said, “Oh, I know. I was … Continue reading Missing Minnie Pearl
I never ever thought I’d use the words adorable and baseball in the same sentence, much less a title to a blog post. My apologies to Cooperstown. Traveling to Greensboro recently, my wife and I watched our grandson play second base for the Greene County Athletics. Hitting leadoff, on his first swing, he hammered a … Continue reading Adorable Baseball