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Flannery O'Conner Quotes

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  “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”   “She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”   “Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”   “I write to discover what I know.”   “I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”   “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about...

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Songs for Mama

Posted by Chuck Reece on

Down South House & Home's 20 favorite songs for Mother's Day.

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That Old-Time Music

Posted by Chuck Reece on

Nothing has ever changed my music-listening habits so thoroughly as the pandemic. Since I was a teenager in the 1970s, I have always been attracted to the newest music, always willing to dive into new genres as they developed, always ready to see a new band based on nothing more than one friend’s recommendation.Over the last 13 months, I could probably count on two hands the number of new albums I’ve listened to. I don’t think my interest in the new is gone forever. I expect that when we get back to something that looks like normal, I’ll get musically...

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Southern Folks We Love

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Check out our list of favorite Southerners. Our list of makers, bloggers and podcasters are guaranteed to make your Southern heart smile.

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The Old Man's Favorite Bird Dog

Posted by Chuck Reece on

Daddy was a quail hunter, and he always kept a bird dog. But the one he loved best was named Rusty.

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