Remembering theold mill and countrystores of years past

Remembering theold mill and countrystores of years past

When I was coming up in the ’50s and early ’60s, won’t no such thing in rural parts of our county as convenience stores. No-sir-re, ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Adventures of a young boy on the Joe Place in Richmond County

Adventures of a young boy on the Joe Place in Richmond County

When I came along in the late ’40s, my grandparents still owned what they called the Joe Place, although they had moved to a 50-acre farm close ...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Moving a familyof sharecroppersto the Joe Place

Moving a familyof sharecroppersto the Joe Place

Seems when you ask older folks where they were brought up, or about directions, they refer to places such as the Jim Place, Terry Place or the Henders...

May 28th, 2017 |  


My mountain grandfather: ‘Tough as nails’

My mountain grandfather: ‘Tough as nails’

My mountain grandpa — known as “Pap” by all who knew him — was literally tough as nails. I guess that’s how he had to be...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Thoughts of home: Here on Earth, or awaiting in Heaven

Thoughts of home: Here on Earth, or awaiting in Heaven

Recently, my husband and I — along with two of my brothers and their wives — went to the “Singing in the Sun” event at Myrtle ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Homesteading families in Mountain Creek

Homesteading families in Mountain Creek

There is a place in upper Richmond County that is dear to my heart. No, there is no large building or fancy landscape, but lots of white flint rocks, ...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Sandy sang bass:Recollections ofthe church choir

Sandy sang bass:Recollections ofthe church choir

A few weeks ago I saw an old friend from my childhood whom I had not seen in many, many years. During our time of getting reacquainted and catching up...

April 17th, 2017 |  


What really makes us old and wrinkled

What really makes us old and wrinkled

A few weeks ago our grandson’s youth group was having a meal and game night with the senior citizens at their church. After our daughter picked ...

April 1st, 2017 |  


Big rig driver training and snake handling

Big rig driver training and snake handling

Being raised on a farm, I started driving tractors when I was five years old. As I reached my early teens, I was driving every truck and vehicle aroun...

March 25th, 2017 |