The 70-year old hymnal that shaped a generation

The Red Back Hymnal is as familiar to some who were raised in small churches in the South as their Bible. For those not familiar with it, the hymnal is more of a maroon shade with “Church Hymnal” printed in gold letters. The hymnal was first printed in 1951 by Tennessee Music Printing Company in Cleveland, Tenn., now known as The Pathway Press. It’s still … Continue reading The 70-year old hymnal that shaped a generation

The Rome Area History Center is an incredible journey through Northwest Georgia’s past

Every town has its stories. In Rome, Ga., those stories are curated by Selena Tilly, who relies on more than pictures on a wall or artifacts behind a glass case–even though you will find some of them at the Rome Area History Center where Tilly is the director. Tilly tells those stories with displays that can take you back to that time in history. It … Continue reading The Rome Area History Center is an incredible journey through Northwest Georgia’s past

These cheap shoes are made for walking

Here’s a picture of myself that I don’t hate too much. But don’t look at me. Look at my shoes. My pink and black sneakers probably cost less than $30 when  I bought them from Payless four years ago.  Payless was a godsend to those of us with feet so wide you would think we could water ski without the skis.  These are shoes I … Continue reading These cheap shoes are made for walking

Southern Places: Huntsville Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center remembers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Some moments in history take our breath away. Fifty years ago, America’s moon landing millions had millions of Americans holding their breath. The Saturn 5 rocket took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on July 16. Inside the rocket were three men. Two of the men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, would make history as the first Americans to walk on the moon, with Armstrong … Continue reading Southern Places: Huntsville Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center remembers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Southern Places: The Noccalula Falls Experience is a must see for the summer

At the top of Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, Ala. is a statue of the Native American princess named for the stunning waterfall. The story of the young woman who jumped into the ravine to avoid marrying a man she did not love has been told thousands of times. This summer, Brian Clowdus has brought Noccalula’s story alive with an immersive theater experience set where the … Continue reading Southern Places: The Noccalula Falls Experience is a must see for the summer