Elementary School Smells

By Joe Rector Grandson Madden spent a few days with us not long ago. Having him around brought life to our otherwise mundane existence; even Sadie, our dog, was beside herself with excitement. What I noticed most of all about Madden is that little boy smell. It wasn’t bad; instead, it was a mixture of […]

Those synchronous glowworms

By Rosie Moore When I was a young girl, for a few weeks in the spring, I had the pleasure of running through the fields chasing fireflies. I remember well my mother giving me a jar with holes punched in the lid to  capture these amazing bugs of nature, and, later, I would  put the […]

Secretariat—One of the Greatest!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The packet of information I requested arrived in the mail. Maps and brochures included in it were our link to the Bluegrass State. There was no internet in the seventies. My brother, Wayne, had just graduated from high school, and I was in college. We did not go on family vacations. […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part Ten

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part Ten

By Ray Hill The Tennessee Congressional delegation was lending strong support to the neutrality bill proposed by Secretary of State Cordell Hull and President Franklin Roosevelt.  Congressman Wirt Courtney, who had been elected after the sudden death of Clarence W. Turner, had made his maiden speech in Congress on the neutrality legislation.  Courtney made a […]

Fiction or nonfiction?

By Rosie Moore I am an avid reader–and a fast one! I can read a very large tome in just a few days, in between my housework. Some people say that when you read fast, you won’t remember much of what you’ve read, but I disagree. I may not remember, maybe years later, but I […]

Home is where the heart is

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a beach person; I’m more of a mountain guy, just not a back woodsman. So when it’s time to get away and recharge, the beach, the hot sun and sand are not my first choices. However, I’ve always liked to travel and when friends asked us to go with […]

Vols Spring Football Completed: What We Learned (And Didn’t)

By Alex Norman Well, that’ll do it… The next time we see the Vols it’ll be on September 4th at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, when Tennessee plays Georgia Tech. Spring football finished up for the Vols on Saturday, April 22nd at the rain shortened Orange & White Game. So what did we learn […]

The Continuing Adventures of Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin

By Ralphine Major Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, has been on the move! It was a cold and snowy day in late January when the penguin visited the library at Tates School of Discovery in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Perfect weather for a penguin!  Local author and creator of Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, Wayne Major, read […]