The Drunkard
Apr06

The Drunkard

note: The names in this story — except for my own family — have been changed to protect descendants of the others who I grew up with.   One night my dad Jack White and his father Bob were walking home from a tobacco sale. It was dark and cold and as they rambled over the tall, rocky hills toward their home in Scribner’s Mill, Bob was most aware of the wad of bills he carried in his coat pocket. Jack was about...

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Decoration Day
Mar22

Decoration Day

Decoration Day at my family cemetery, Haynes, has taken place on Mother’s Day weekend for as long as anyone can remember – which includes the recollection of my 94 year-old dad. As a boy, he chopped brush and pushed a reel mower to prepare the grounds. Haynes is located in the Scribner Mill community of Maury County, Tennessee. My dad grew up on a farm across from Haynes which, by the 1930s, was a resting place for several of his kin...

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Pointing Dog Social Club
May18

Pointing Dog Social Club

  The Pointing Dog Social Club is a 30-minute outdoor/musical variety show produced through a collaboration among lilDRAGON Entertainment (creative team of the Joey + Rory Show), Marshall County Community Theatre, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and Spotted Dog Productions. 🎥 The show is filmed at the famous Dixie Theatre, a classic 1930’s venue located in historic Lewisburg, Tennessee.     The premise...

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The Ways of Country Justice
Apr14

The Ways of Country Justice

My grandfather Bob White worked a farm at Scribner Mill, technically owned by his brother Willis, a Columbia policeman. Bob and Willis had a gentleman’s agreement about splitting the profits and Bob’s growing ownership in the farm. This was during a time when a handshake meant something. By the way, lawmen in the White family probably dates back to Willis’s father and my great-grandfather James Lewis White who had...

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Joseph Haynes
Feb16

Joseph Haynes

If you have a family connection to Haynes Cemetery in the Scribner’s Mill Community of Maury County, be proud. A few heroes and patriots lie there – including two Revolutionary War soldiers, at least five Confederate veterans, and several who served honorably in more recent wars. There also are those who were just plain, good, wonderful, kind, hardworking, church-going people – and more than a few exceedingly colorful country...

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