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You remember that famous actor in “A League of Their Own” saying, “There is no crying in baseball.” Well, he was wrong! I’m crying this morning.And it’s not so … more
This quarantine stuff is driving me nuts! It’s like being eight years old again on a rainy day out at the end of Stonewall Street. We couldn’t go down to the big ditch and swing on … more
Bill Brush and Les Haugen flip pancakes at the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, 1982. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner … more
McKenzie Motor Inn was built in the 1960s at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Cherrywood. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
I’ve never seen so much hand sanitizer in all my life!Of course, the same can’t be said for toilet paper. Talk about a sign of the times!Americans can be the silliest people, even in the … more
Miss Barbara Clark taught our freshman high school English class. Holy Cow, Goodness gracious, merciful Heavens, sakes alive, Mother Maybelle! It was without a doubt the most difficult—dare I … more
Western Auto, owned and operated by Jack Hall, Cedar Street, McKenzie, early 1960s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner … more
Ed and Lucille Brashear about 1953 in front of Riley’s Furniture Truck. Riley’s is where Ed first worked in furniture sales in downtown McKenzie. File photo originally published in … more
It’s hard to ignore the folks clamoring to be the next President of the United States. Believe me, I have tried. It’s not that I don’t care. It’s more like we’re being … more
Vince Edwards, McKenzie High School and Bethel College alumnus, choral director of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chesshire, CT., 1993. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial … more
I don’t know if I am celebrating or commiserating this morning. Thirty-six years is a long time. And I don’t care if you are talking job, marriage, living quarters, prison confinement or … more
Centennial, 1969. Standing (L to R): Kevin White, Carla White Crocker, Cindi Wade and Dwayne “Bubba” Melton, Jr. Seated (L to R): Barbara Bannister and Cluster Ellis. Standing: Roy Ellis. … more
My first paying job was picking up black walnuts. Mrs. Boaz hired me, Leon and David Mark to get rid of the offending hard shelled culprits that had fallen from the humongous tree in her backyard. … more
McKenzie Banner’s 150-year history includes 72 years of involvement by the Washburn family. James Washburn started in 1948 as a printer’s devil. His sons, Jeffery and Joel have worked in … more
I would get soooo excited over going to the picture show. We’d see Roy Rogers, Randolph Scott or Audie Murphy. What a “big event” for a young lad. But as the years roll irrevocably … more
Harry Toombs with team at his homeplace on Rochelle Store Road in Macedonia Community, 1942. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The … more
Ice Storm, 1994. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
To understand the importance of this Valentine miracle, we’ve got to start in Eau Claire, Michigan. In the summer of 1960. I was thirteen. It was only the second time I had ever been out of the … more
I’ve heard enough gloom and doom talk over this impeachment thing to last a lifetime. And it comes from all sides. Both parties. Male and female. Young and old…They’ve about fixed … more
Bob Hope came to Bethel in May of 1975 to help raise money and support for the College. Pictured (L to R): Dr. Raymon Burroughs, Bob Hope, Rev. Jack Barker and Dr. Fred Bryson. File photo originally … more
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