Melungeons: Up on Newman’s Ridge

Home of Jimmy Martin

Melungeons: any of a dark-skinned group of people of the Appalachians in East Tennessee, of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry  I begged my cousin to take me to Sneedville.  (Doesn’t that sound like a town Dr. Seuss named?) My cousin said he would, too, come September, even though his momma warned us both that [Read More...]

An Encounter Beyond the Grave

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But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matt. 6: 20 The graveyard at Christian Bend First Baptist Church was littered with plastic flowers. It was as if the dead were sponsoring a yard sale for florists. If the [Read More...]

Bless Your Heart: Book Giveaway

Dale Evans

Sister Tater and I pulled into the parking lot at the very same Starbucks where we took Mama almost everyday. It was a terrible Starbucks as far as Starbucks go. Never could get the simplest of orders right, which, yes, I know is a first-world problem. But when you have six brain tumors and the [Read More...]


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