The Ghost of Halloween Past

October 30, 2020 As a kid growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, there were three holidays that were kid-centric, Christmas, Valentine’s Day (I will save the Columbus, Georgia tradition of “throwing valentines” for another post), and of course, Halloween. Some kids liked putting together models of cars. I was the strange macabreContinue reading “The Ghost of Halloween Past”

Visitin’ with Kinfolk

I was raised in Columbus, Georgia but moved away when I was 14 years old. I now reside in Southern California. Life here is sort of surfer casual yet a far cry from the warm, family charm of southern hospitality. This entry is best read in a slow, distinctive, Georgia accent. Visitin’ time was dividedContinue reading “Visitin’ with Kinfolk”

Sundays After Church in Columbus, Georgia

I felt ready. I had faced down this foe many a time but continued to falter. In Columbus, Georgia, the two brick-red pillars in front of the house at 1553 15th Ave. were something I determined to conquer. I do not remember when I finally landed that leap, but I know after many failed attempts,Continue reading “Sundays After Church in Columbus, Georgia”