Tag Archives: Louisville

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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Still on the farm

“I took a bull to the sale barn today and ‘bull’ is what they offered me. But sometimes you just have to take what they’ll pay and pray it gets better, you see.” That’s almost a direct quote from a … Continue reading

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Memaw’s Button Box (Song Link Included)

On Thanksgiving Day in 1981, I was reminiscing about childhood days of visiting my grandmother, “Memaw” Kerr, in Louisville, Mississippi. She had long since died by 1981 but my memories overwhelmed me for some reason and I put them into … 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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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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