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October 18: Dewey’s Tune

Railroad Man October 18, 1900: My grandfather’s birthday.  It was just a few months after legendary  railroad engineer Casey Jones was killed in a train wreck and later immortalized  in song.  My grandfather, George Dewey Pittman, became a railroad man, … Continue reading

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Jubilee Britches

Jubilee! The origin of that word goes back to Biblical times referring to the emancipation of Hebrew slaves. “It must be now that Kingdom’s coming in the Year of Jubilo,” sang slaves in North America in the 1860s anticipating the … Continue reading

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October 18: Dewey’s Tune

Railroad Man October 18, 1900 was my grandfather’s birthday.  It was just a few months after legendary  railroad engineer Casey Jones was killed in a train wreck and later immortalized  in song.  My grandfather, George Dewey Pittman, became a railroad … Continue reading

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Nashville’s airwaves lose a friend

“Those are the bluegrass announcements,” Traci Todd told her listeners every Sunday about 3:30 p.m. “Now it’s time for the theme song of George, The Bluegrass Show. Here are Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin with ‘The Little Girl and the … Continue reading

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The Button Box

I use it now to hold current memorabilia like favorite concert tickets and postcards. Along with a cotton boll my mother gave me years ago to remind me always of Mississippi. My daddy’s glasses and his old elementary school report … Continue reading

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