Growing Up in the South

Easter Morning

Just after five, I woke. It was Easter morning, though I had not yet registered the fact.  The sound of little doggy toenails clicked, clicked, clicked across my hardwood bedroom floor. I bolted out of

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Our Last Christmas with Daddy

I leaned in close to Daddy. It was a mere two weeks until Christmas, 2011, as well as a handful of days before my daddy’s 77th birthday. He barely responded to my touch. Daddy was

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Baby Dear

I had to be at least five years old, when I first saw her. Mother, Daddy, and I were walking through one of the larger department stores in Columbia, South Carolina. We were making our

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The Storm

Thanksgiving is past. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us. Oh, what a pitiful shame! The holiday season is in full swing. And thus, it seems that across the country, the precipitousness of winter

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Recipes From the South
Cheese Pie

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, I have decided to change things up a bit. Most of us have in our minds on what we will be serving for the holiday, and so I thought

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Author Interview
Ryan Paige Howard

This month, we have the opportunity to connect with my good friend, Ryan Paige Howard. Ryan and I met about 4 years ago at church. From time to time we share our manuscripts, and encourage

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A Southern Tradition

Let’s talk NASCAR. It’s fast. It’s exciting. Grown men and women fuse cushy in their chairs, whooping and hollering at television screens, watching as their favorite driver’s circle round and round on the tracks. Little

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