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It’s the dangdest thing I’ve ever seen. And it’s not that big. I have no clue how it works. But I’m telling you, it is the best birthday gift I have received in … more
Comb’s Jewelers Owner, Milton Combs, presents the keys to new owner, Lynda Miller, 1980. Miller and her husband, Kenneth, owned and operated Miller’s Jewelers on Cedar Street. File photo … more
My eyes must have been big as saucers. The air somehow wasn’t reaching all the way down to my lungs. Sweat was coming in such waves the wooden stick was sliding to and fro in my hands. And my … more
Barksdale Auto Service, Cedar St., 1955. Tri-County Motors Co.’s wrecker tows a ‘55 Olds. Front (L to R): Warren Barksdale; driver of wrecker is his brother, Kenneth Barksdale; in back is … more
One of the great advantages of getting older is you don’t have to endure the “first day back to school after the Christmas break” bombardment. Maybe that’s no big deal to you. … more
We were halfway down aisle 8, trying with all our might to stay out of the way. Luke had picked out his beef jerky and loaded a case of root beer on the cart. He was through shopping. I only came … more
Christmas takes you back.Me and Leon and David Mark would fight over who got to carry the ax. And we fought over which tree we thought was “the perfect one.” Then we’d fight over … more
We got to talking about people we’d like to meet, or would have liked to have met. Abraham Lincoln came up quickly. Someone mentioned Babe Ruth. A golfer in the group wanted to play a round … more
Long-time Bethel supporters and brothers (L to R): Joe Morris, Ray Morris and Jack Morris. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
I should be writing some silly story about Christmas shopping this morning. Or maybe sharing a memory of buying a special gift for a special person at this special time of the year…hoping it … more
I’ve always been on the wrong side of Thanksgiving. Don’t misunderstand here. I love the holiday. I would, and did, give genuine and grateful thanks for anything that got me out of the … more
My hair has turned white and is falling out.People ask if my grandfather was bald. Well meaning folks explain in graphic detail how hair loss is inherited from “your mother’s side of the … more
Born Orvis Clulon Wells, Jr., January 10, 1916, Dr. Wells was the eldest of Dr. and Mrs O.C Wells of Murray, Kentucky.The Wells family was one of the pioneer families in Calloway County, Kentucky, … more
Chandler King was the first veteran I ever heard talk about his time in the service. He was in the Navy. And he was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He came to our second grade class in 1954 and … more
As we mark another Veterans Day, I find it all the more important to write this week’s article paying some semblance of a tribute to the veterans of McKenzie. The men and women of McKenzie hold … more
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