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Tag: SEAN OF THE SOUTH

Tux Alabama News
Sean of the South: A long way to Mobile

So he’s sitting on the hood of his ‘73 Piece Of Junkola when an old guy at the next pump notices there’s something odd about this kid. Namely, the kid is wearing a tux.

Angels Alabama News
Sean of the South: Angels in the outfield

Did you know that nearly eight out of every 10 Americans believe in angels? For the math challenged, that’s a whole dang lot of people. When it comes to global figures, seven out of 10 humans believe in angels.

Okay Alabama News
Sean of the South: Okay

Hundreds of years ago, when Choctaw Indians still lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, they had a word in their language. It was a short word: Okeh.

Prayer 4 Alabama News
Sean of the South: One by one

And I want you to know that long ago, a woman once told me that if I counted my blessings, I would get meatloaf. I’m glad she made me do that.

Birmingham Alabama News
Sean of the South: Birmingham

The locals call this the greatest city in the world. Which is sort of stupid, if you ask me. Birmingham is a pretty small city, compared to your mega-cities. The greatest? Come on.

Milo's Sweet Tea Alabama News
Sean of the South: Milo’s

The beauty of Milo’s tea is that it’s not too sweet. It is the right balance of sugar and tea. In 12 fluid ounces of Milo’s tea you’re looking at a mere 26 grams of sugar. Which is nothing.

Chat GPT Alabama News
Sean of the South: AI

There is a lot of talk in the writing community about how artificial intelligence chatbots are going to replace authors someday.

Shy Boy Alabama News
Sean of the South: Talking to girls

My mother always used to tell me the same stupid thing: “Be yourself,” she was always saying. Give me a break.

Soldier Alabama News
Sean of the South: The young soldier

He’s a good boy. A good man. A fine soldier. And that is why I thanked a perfect stranger for his service to our country.

Engagement Alabama News
Sean of the South: Popping the question

“It sounds like a plot from a Hallmark movie,” he says. “But that’s how it all happened.”

Heatwave Alabama News
Sean of the South: Heatwave

The entire region has been succumbing to deadly heat this week. There have been 11 heat-related deaths in the Southeast recently. On Tuesday, a postal worker collapsed and died while on his route in Dallas.

Dukes Alabama News
Sean of the South: The mayonnaise tasters

My cousin was over for dinner; we got to talking about mayonnaise. One thing led to another. The conversation got heated, and eventually we were shouting.

Little Boy Alabama News
Sean of the South: Field peas

A side-of-the-road restaurant. Way out in the sticks. The young boy was seated at the table with his mother and father. His mother had green hair. His father was bald, with tattoos on his face and on his scalp. The little boy was using a wheelchair.

Typewriter Alabama News
Sean of the South: Class clown

There is magic in old things. You can’t find this charm in glowing monitors or phone screens.

Baseball Alabama News
Sean of the South: Miracle league

There was excitement in the air. The same kind of under-the-surface joy that precedes all ball games. Only more so. Because, you see, this was a Miracle League game.

Graduation Alabama News
Sean of the South: Class of 2023

Practical life advice for the year's graduates.

Cutting Tree Alabama News
Sean of the South: Trees of Birmingham

I am perplexed why homeowners in Birmingham are always cutting down enormous, 150-year-old, healthy trees. Is it an aesthetic thing? Do some people just hate trees?

Cracker Barrel Alabama News
Sean of the South: Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is quiet this time of night. My wife is with me. We’ve been traveling all day. On the way into the restaurant, I see a few kids sitting on rockers outside. They’re playing checkers.

Dog Alabama News
Sean of the South: The love of dog

Those who do not have dogs do not get it. They will not get it. For there is a bond between human and canine which is so thick not even the strongest man could tear it asunder.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
Sean of the South: Dadeville

It’s not supposed to happen here. It’s not supposed to happen anywhere. And it’s definitely not supposed to occur in our own backyard.

American Flag Alabama News
Sean of the South: How to save America

No, I don’t know how to save this country. But I know that turning off the TV is a good place to start.

Garrett Crumby Alabama News
Sean of the South: Our angels

You’ve just read about three angels from a humble region of the world that is oft forgotten. We call this region the Great American South. And these were our angels.

Buc-ee's Alabama News
Sean of the South: Welcome to Buc-ee’s

Buc-ee’s convenience store sits outside Athens, Alabama, like a giant squatting beaver.

BBQ Alabama News
Sean of the South: Barbecue in Montgomery

This food stirs up a lot of memories. Because that’s what good barbecue does. It makes you remember.

Diner Alabama News
Sean of the South: Birmingham at breakfast

The first thing you should know about me is that I am very nosy person. I get this from my mother. I have my black belt in rubbernecking.

Baby Alabama News
Sean of the South: A mother’s love

“I am a little old woman who lives in an assisted living facility…” her email began. “I had a baby when I was fourteen…” she wrote.

Hug Alabama News
Sean of the South: Phone call

“Hello?” said a girl’s voice. “Someone told me your husband worked on old cars?”

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