Everything . . . and the Kitchen Sink

By | July 30th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

If you follow our Facebook page, or even just glance at it occasionally, you probably know that we’re undergoing a major renovation in Savannah.  We put in a handicapped accessible restroom and completely redid the men’s.  We’ve gutted the women’s restroom and are putting it back while redoing Parlor B after redoing Parlor C.  There […]

A Safe Place

By | July 22nd, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I went to Corinth, Mississippi this past Tuesday, as a passenger rather than a chauffeur, which allowed me to actually look at something besides the highway that stretched before me and all the dogs and cats and squirrels standing at the edge of the road, just waiting to jump in front of my speeding vehicle. […]

Is That You, Herman?

By | July 15th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I was driving home from work one evening, just about dusk. My van was on auto-pilot, making its way down my street while my mind was replaying the day’s events and trying to remember anything I might have forgotten from my to-do list. As I reached the grain bins behind the farmer’s co-op, the corner […]

Come Together

By | July 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

We met in the service hall of the funeral home.  We had grown up together, although not exactly the same age, but we were in high school together and attended church together.  As we aged, our paths had taken very different directions; one was an elected county official, one a cosmetologist, one an accountant turned […]

Life Lessons Learned From Death

By | July 1st, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

You might not think that working with death can teach you about life but the truth of the matter is there are some very valuable life lessons to be found on the other side of the grave.  And just in case you doubt that to be true, please allow me to pontificate. Never put off […]

As I Age

By | June 24th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I believe I may have mentioned before that my father was a pilot; one who was instrument licensed in single engine planes, planes in which he ferried the living in need of immediate medical transport and the deceased . . . but never my mother.  Well, rarely ever.  She had a terrible fear of flying, […]

Herding Cats

By | June 17th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

Once upon a time I was an avid camper and hiker.  Perhaps I should say once upon another lifetime, ‘cause it seems about that long ago.  I loved the outdoors, the woods with their towering trees—especially pines—and the sunlight filtering through the branches.   I hiked and camped all over West Tennessee, and when I say […]

A Single Rose

By | June 10th, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

It was January 31, 1980 and I had just learned that my elementary school principal, Mr. D. G. White, had died.  Death had come quietly as he slept, its presence discovered by his wife that morning.  Growing up I had always viewed him as a Santa Claus shaped man, minus the beard, who could strike […]


By | June 4th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

See that picture?  That’s a thistle.  If you Google it you just learn all kinds of interesting stuff.  Like it’s the national emblem of Scotland, allegedly saving them from the Norse army when one unfortunate soldier, while trying to sneak up on the Scots with a whole bunch of other soldiers, stepped on one and […]

In Memory

By | May 28th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

There are any number of places one can go on holidays like Memorial Day.  You can visit the lake or the river, take a mini-vacation over the long weekend, spend quality time on your deck grilling with family and friends . . . or you can do what I do and visit a cemetery. Despite […]