Aunt Edith’s House

Aunt Edith’s House

The old woman we called Granny was my great grandmother, and Aunt Edith was her oldest child. Edith was born in Minnesota in 1894, probably near Lower Red Lake or Leech Lake. Granny's husband, Dr. George Davidson, was a physician with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and...

Granny

Granny

The old woman we called Granny was my mother’s mother’s mother, my mom’s grandmother and my great grandmother. Granny was born in Giles County, Tennessee, in 1872. She was 91 years old when I entered the first grade and died just five months shy of 100. She had white...

Piglett – LA, TN

Piglett – LA, TN

And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there. It was only when he got there that his homelessness began. -- Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again The large marble ball was centered delicately atop the courthouse spire for sixty...

Wormbag – Ooo Baby Baby

Wormbag – Ooo Baby Baby

This feature first appeared in 2014. And I am going to keep reprinting it until someone recognizes the genius of Wormbag. --- I have seen post-grunge alt-folk country dream pop future and its name is Wormbag. Wormbag slammed into the Portland music scene in 2012. The...

Tyrone from Mississippi

Tyrone from Mississippi

There are two types of men in this world: those who wear a shirt pretty much all the time, and those who hardly ever wear a shirt. Tyrone lived within the latter category. Tyrone was from Mississippi and he was the Genuine Article. He had a flattop, close on the...

Mance Lipscomb – Farmer and Songster

Mance Lipscomb – Farmer and Songster

I worked so hard in my lifetime, look like I dreams about it now. And I wake up in the morning, thinking I got to go to the field.-- Mance Lipscomb, I Say Me for a Parable I. The CottonThe southern extremity of Brazos County, Texas is covered by a broad expanse of...

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