Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Quote

"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."

Harry S Truman

This quote was on a birthday card that was given to me by the Wednesday Night Bowling League.

Who say that bowlers are dumb?

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Hanging Tree

This giant oak tree that stands on a dead end road near the Ambraw River on the Crawford-Lawrence County line was used to hang a man, named Billy Ray, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Billy Ray was lynched for the offence of stealing horses in the area south of Flat Rock. It should be noted that a few years earlier, Billy Ray had killed a man named Mason Goff who lived within spitting distance of this tree. He got away with that murder only to pay dearly for dealing in horseflesh. There was more killing and chicanery to come around the hanging tree during the Civil War, as folks in the neighborhood couldn't decide which side of the struggle to fight for. You can read more about the hanging tree in my upcoming book South Union in November of 2012. In the meantime... Buy more Books  

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Quote

"I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day 
will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I 
must do it by listening."

~ Larry King 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Proud Papa

I just got back from Denver where my daughter, Anna, graduated as class valedictorian for the Aveda Institute. I couldn't any be prouder of her.