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Merry Extravaganza!

Jim Dimity, Nancy Sweetanall and I waited on the sidewalk for the Greater Metropolitan Roopville Christmas Parade and Extravaganza to begin. It was a beautiful November day, the kind of day folks would have killed for on July 4th. The … Continue reading

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Xena, Warrior McGuire

Nearly every town in the South has a family of McGuires living in it. For that matter, nearly every town in the contiguous United States has at least one McGuire in it. McGuires are easy to spot: garrulous, sociable and … Continue reading

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The Lion of Clem

At one time Jesse Brassaville was the prize catch of Clem, the Pearl of the Tri-Pasture Area. That was back when he was on the A-string team at school, had a full mane of glossy golden hair and could make … Continue reading

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The Spooky House

Verdie Talley loves to decorate, and every Halloween she tries to outdo herself. She starts fixing up the yard October fifteenth, adding a little bit more almost every day. She drapes the porch roof with orange and black streamers and … Continue reading

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Dustin Taggerroot makes good

Dustin Taggerroot was seventeen when I first met him but he could have been fifty-seven. He was lanky with jumbo-sized joints and a hollow, haggard look that perfectly complemented his sunken eyes, which peered out from beneath his dull straw-like … Continue reading

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