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A Chicken Funeral

  Nelson County, Virginia Once laying hens get old, usually about 3-4 years, they stop laying. On a farm they’ve served their purpose and lived a pretty good life, especially if they are able to get to pasture like ours … Continue reading

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“So Long To All My Friends In Tupelo, Mississippi” – RIP Captain Larry Bell

Dyer County, Tennessee Larry Bell and I shared an office together in the 1980’s when I was still in law enforcement. We both had moved into administrative jobs, more or less, at that point and it became necessary to have … Continue reading

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So Long Mr. Luck

  I met Mr. Carleton Luck over a decade ago in the Nellysford, Virginia coffee, wine shop & restaurant called Basic Necessities. One of my absolute favorite places on this earth, by the way.  I know of no nicer man … Continue reading

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The Mountains Miss You, And So Do I : Saying Goodbye To Steve Crandall

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford I’ve thought for months what I’d say when this day finally came. I really, really hoped I wouldn’t have to, but here we are. My friend Steve is gone. Mind you there are … Continue reading

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All Plumbers Go To Heaven – R.I.P. My Friend, Jim Purvis

Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford I’d seen Jim Purvis long before I knew Jim Purvis. Around 1999 when visiting Nelson Jim, or JP as I ended up knowing him, would be seated in the old Truslow’s Auto Repair and … Continue reading

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