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At Home in Montgomery.

"Attached are pictures of two of the 8 or 10 prints I bought from you guys last year. I wanted to have them all framed in a similar matter, but last week the guy who has framed these for me was killed in a motorcycle accident before he got to the rest of them. Joe Thomas, Jr. was a 47 year old musician, artist, friend and all around good guy. 

I gave the New South print to a pair of friends who got...

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Down in Mooresville

They were shooting a movie there. In the woods, right off the interstate. It was 1991 or 92, and that was the first time I heard of Mooresville. Disney was there. Jonathan Taylor Thomas was there. A kid down the street was JTT's body double and he was there. Everyone, it seems, was there. And there is a place I'd never been.

Mooresville is small – 59 souls. Just off I-565, tucked behind a line of...

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Harmony Club.

When I saw this shared by our friends at Ampersand Vintage Modern, and clicked to see the New York Time writeup on it, I had to do some more digging.

This house, in Selma, AL, is the kind of place that will convince an expat to move back. It's got history and class and grit in spades.

"The Harmony Club was originally built in 1909 and was operated as a social club by the Jewish community of Selma,...

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Bama bound.

Flying home for the first time in 800 days.

I haven't been home since all those tornados last year. I haven't seen grandparents since they've gotten since then well again. Haven't seen my little sister in almost four years. I'm a bad son.

I'm anxious and excited and just ready to set foot again on that red clay.

I'm coming home to you.

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At Home in Mountain Brook.

Mr. Davis over at Tracery was so kind as to send over a picture of his home entryway with this amazing note:
My grandfather Lloyd Davis had a 3' x 4' oil painting of Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat, hanging in his office for all of his life that I can remember.  This is my attempt to similarly acknowledge my political leanings. I do wish I knew where that painting has gone to though.
Here's to...

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