Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat ...

May 22, 2014 by

Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat Times Meriwether Lewis, descending the Ohio River to meet William Clark before heading west to...

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Getting Fast in Georgetown: Ca...

Apr 19, 2014 by

  September 5, 1803   At daybreak the fog lay heavily on the river as it had nearly every morning since Capt. Meriwether...

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Little Beaver Bridge

Apr 13, 2014 by

LITTLE BEAVER BRIDGE: Our Forgotten Village Craig Wetzel   In the warm months, it is hard to believe a village was once there. But in...

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Fly Fishing with Curly

Feb 19, 2014 by

FLY FISHING WITH CURLY, or the dangers of too much equipment   When Curly Dowd decided he wanted to learn fly fishing,...

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The Bible in the Bath Water

Oct 7, 2012 by

Souls are Lost Because of a Flying Walnut Curly Dowd hit a walnut with a baseball bat last week and while he ended up paying for...

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Asses Braying in the Basement

Mar 8, 2012 by

Minister Easter Westminister was given his Christian name because his parents were devout Catholics and took advantage of the rare...

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Keep Your Sheep out of the Chu...

Mar 4, 2012 by

  It began on a Sunday morning while we were singing “I Was a Lowly Sheep”, which is sort of our unofficial theme...

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Our Covered Bridge

Jan 20, 2012 by

There is no better introduction to a town than through a covered bridge. The car rises, you enter the shade, the bridge rattles and...

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Aerial View of the Imaginactor...

Jan 6, 2012 by

Aerial View of the Imaginactory I sketched this last week and then colored it in Photoshop. Eventually, I hope to have close-up views...

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Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, and...

Dec 30, 2011 by

Rube Elder’s bachelorhood has nothing to do with the orientation of his desires and everything to do with his passionate love...

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Little Bull Burson

Dec 7, 2011 by

“Little Bull” Burson was a youth of much promise before falling from the second-story Burson living quarters’...

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How Gertillia Backslid

Dec 5, 2011 by

Gertillia Mayberry backslid one Christmas Eve. Aunt Ada considered her a close friend before the conflagration but afterwards said...

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Cornucopia Prym

Nov 28, 2011 by

Mom always said the Roderick and Karen Pryms were hippies and first consummated while camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains of...

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What Price Your Soul?

Nov 9, 2011 by

John Blue’s brother, whom everyone calls “Old Man” Blue even though they’re twins, hadn’t been to church for...

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The Girl Who Lost Her Heart

Oct 25, 2011 by

Abigail Padden located the following transcript one afternoon while helping me unpack boxes at the Imaginactory, surprisingly enough...

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Hip-hop Amish

Sep 28, 2011 by

Otto Hopp told Abigail Padden he saw Herman Yost on a cell phone one night, behind the Angel’s Rest,[1] talking to his second...

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Ponder Keen

Sep 24, 2011 by

Nippy’s old coon dog Ponder lives on the crest of the ridge behind Nippy’s house, in a doghouse by the hedgerow that divides one...

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Abigail Padden, Hog-slopper

Sep 21, 2011 by

Pap would say there were two kinds of female beauty: beautiful and knows it, the kind of woman who always looks good, who clanks and...

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Night View of the Keen, Yost, ...

Sep 17, 2011 by

Pictured above is the area of Sycamore Shadows known by locals as “Amish Town,” a name which Nippy Keen objects to since...

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Nippy Keen: Revolutionary War ...

Sep 14, 2011 by

Nippy says his many greated grandfather fought with General Nathanael Greene in the southern campaign of the American Revolution....

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A Night in the Dog Box

Sep 10, 2011 by

Curly and Adelphie Dowd had a pretty big fight one night – bigger than normal.  He’d been coon hunting and drinking and...

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Leaving St. Petersburg

Sep 8, 2011 by

Billy Hodges wasn’t much of a fisherman because he always believed there were more fish around the bend. We used to fish...

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