Category Archives: The South


New Image – ’51 Dodge Pickup Truck

A 1951 Dodge pick up truck rests, its chores finished, on a small farm in the rural South.  

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POD ~ Awaiting

This fine old home sits abandoned, awaiting its fate, the blade of a gigantic bulldozer. It is located just off I-95 near Savannah, Georgia,  surrounded by chain motels, restaurants, and gas stations.  And everyone knows […]

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Uncle Earl and the Kudzu Vine (part 3) by Lynne Mayhew

Finally, the experts were listening. By 1934, the U.S. Soil Conservation Service began encouraging southern farmers to plant kudzu as a soil preserving, nitrogen building ground cover. They placed a large order with Uncle Earl […]

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Uncle Earl and the Kudzu Vine (part 2) by Lynne Mayhew

Needing more land, Uncle Earl and Aunt Lillie purchased 35 acres just south of Chipley on SR277, the Vernon Highway.  Glen Arden was the name Aunt Lillie gave to their new homestead and nursery. It […]

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Uncle Earl and the Kudzu Vine (part 1) by Lynne Mayhew

One doesn’t have to drive far along the interstates and back roads of the south to witness mounds of kudzu taking over banks, running up telephone poles and blanketing trees. While in Mississippi, recently, I […]

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POD ~ Beale Street, Memphis

Buggy drivers waiting for a fare on a summer’s evening near Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Another in a series of informal portraits of folks I have met along the way. One of my favorite […]

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POD ~ Soulful Sax

Playing for tips on Savannah’s riverfront on a summer’s evening. Another in a series of informal portraits of folks I have met along the way.

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