Southern Stories

“Southern Stories” Kool-Aid and Jesus

“It’s only a building.” Brick and mortar. Wood and glass. Carpet and paint and wiring and plumbing. And, in fact, when stripped of the sentimentality that sometimes hangs heavy over a place, Cowpens Baptist Church is, to be sure, only a building. Why, then? Why the anguish…

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Her Name Was Nellie, (Part 1)

  Nellie Araminta Chapman, to be specific, the middle name being a hand-me-down from her mother and grandmother (with the spelling altered slightly each time (“Araminter” and “Armentha”, respectively.) I would wonder, as a child who “Mittie” was as the family discussed “the old days”, and was…