Author Archives: southernmuses

Section: Seersucker and Sunshine

When We Were Young GRAND THEFT AUTO From the pen of Marsha L Burris  The first time I stole a vehicle, was Junior McLaughlin’s old pickup truck.  I was 14 and my accomplice, Joy, was 12.  We had the good … Continue reading

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Section: Seersucker and Sunshine

When We Were Young Joy McLaughlin, Recording Genius From the pen of Marsha L Burris I grew up in Newell where Joy McLaughlin got the best Christmas presents of all my friends. Sometimes I already knew what would be under … Continue reading

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Section: Seersucker and Sunshine

When We Were Young That’s Just Klaus From the pen of Marsha L Burris My sibs and I grew up in Newell, in a 1950s brick rancher that sat on the northwest corner of Mary and Osborne Yeomans’ dairy farm. … Continue reading

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Thompson’s Bootery and Bloomery

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I have a clear image in my head of a circa early 1970s Valentine’s Day display window at the old and unfortunately long gone Thompson’s Bootery and Bloomery .If you are of “old Charlotte” … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

From The Charlotte Daily Observer, Wednesday February 10, 1897. Who says nothing ever happens/happened in Charlotte? On this day 114 years ago, it was non-stop activity in the Queen City and environs. From the Communal Notice section: A number of … Continue reading

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Enough Already

Southern Muses has returned from a sabbatical during which we wrote a book or something and we’ve spent most of our time since mid-January recovering from the experience. And then this happened. Which by the way –I think this is … Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: White Christmas Part II

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