Living by his motto, “Will help anyone in distress,” Willie Perry became more than a good samaritan; he became the Batman of Birmingham, Alabama. Roving the streets in his souped-up 1971 Thunderbird (outfitted with TVs, a toaster oven, and an Atari video game system), Perry helped hundreds of citizens and acted as an unofficial arm of the police force in the 1970s […]
A juicy, red, vine-ripened tomato is one of the many delicious by-products of a hot, Southern summer. However, with the excessive rain and unusually heavy humidity many parts of our region have been experiencing, you may find that your tomato plants are full of green tomatoes that just refuse to turn red. As Steve Bender, a.k.a. Grumpy Gardener, explained to […]
Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.
This three part series features the reflections of three Southern writers on trail rides, campfires, confidence, nostalgia, and slow dancing for the first time. Photographs were taken at Falling Creek Camp and Camp Glen Arden in North Carolina and Camp McDowell in Alabama. Check back next Tuesday for part two. I was a shy, skittish 9-year-old when a friend invited me to […]