How livestock and produce started a theatre

I love a story with an interesting beginning. This one begins with a pig. Well a pig, some other farm animals and other things you would find on a typical farm. And it includes some famou actresses and actors and some you may not have heard and some who probably should be famous. Oh, and this magical story began in a building built in the … Continue reading How livestock and produce started a theatre

Avoid the crowds at these cool Orlando-area sites

We visited Orlando in February 2020 just before COVID-19 forced the country to shut down for a while. But that’s not the most unusual thing about our trip. We didn’t visit any of the major theme parks. Not one. Now, we did get close, which I will talk about later.  It’s not because we are older. It’s not even because we are cheap. It’s not … Continue reading Avoid the crowds at these cool Orlando-area sites

Explore Southern history in Rome, Georgia

Southern small towns are rich in history. Rome, Georgia has a plethora of stories from its beginnings as a manufacturing hub to its influence on a U.S. president. These stories are not just told in history books and online, they are depicted throughout the town in monuments and breathtakingly beautiful places. Two great starting points for beginning your tour are Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism … Continue reading Explore Southern history in Rome, Georgia

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