Jerrys Journal

Judge Hundley – Looking For The Bluebird Hole
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Judge Hundley – Looking For The Bluebird Hole

By: Jerry Barksdale Judge Richard L. “Dick” Hundley was smart, colorful, and a bit eccentric. He was one of my...
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Pork‘n’Beans Saved Me From Skinwalkers
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Pork‘n’Beans Saved Me From Skinwalkers

By: Jerry Barksdale The summer of 1989 I read Skinwalkers by New Mexico author, Tony Hillerman. In Navajo culture, a...
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He Went In Peace – Part II – Jerry’s Journal
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He Went In Peace – Part II – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry Barksdale Summer, 1983, Beirut, Lebanon. Captain William E. “Bill” Winter, age 32, had departed his peaceful home in...
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He Went In Peace — Part I – Jerry’s Journal
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He Went In Peace — Part I – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry Barksdale May 7, 1983. Camp LeJeune, N.C. His sea bags were packed. Tomorrow morning – Mother’s Day –...
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In Harm’s Way – Part II
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In Harm’s Way – Part II

By: Jerry Barksdale South Vietnam, 1968. No one had to tell Major Clarence R. Little that Vietnam was a dangerous...
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In Harm’s Way – Part I – Jerry’s Journal
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In Harm’s Way – Part I – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry R. Barksdale February, 1968. Somewhere over the South China Sea, Major Clarence R. Little, age 36, closed his...
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Cotton Bowl Bound In Nana Sue’s Land Yacht – Jerry’s Journal
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Cotton Bowl Bound In Nana Sue’s Land Yacht – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry R. Barksdale The girls were excited. We were going to the 1989 Cotton Bowl in Dallas where the...
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Discovered Letters from Vietnam – Jerry’s Journal
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Discovered Letters from Vietnam – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry R. Barksdale It was Wednesday, January 11, 1967. Specialist 4 Paul A. Lauziere, age 20, a cryptographer/messenger with...
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Doggone It, Don’t Be Stealing My Cornbread
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Doggone It, Don’t Be Stealing My Cornbread

By: Jerry Barksdale I’ve had a lot to worry about this year. Horn worms attacked my tomato plants, Japanese beetles...
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Lawn Warrior Rides Again – Jerry’s Journal
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Lawn Warrior Rides Again – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry R. Barksdale I became aware of my unusual interest in having a beautiful lawn shortly after my marriage...
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Long Road to Taos      Part III
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Long Road to Taos Part III

By: Jerry R. Barksdale The morning broke cool and clear in the high desert country of Taos, New Mexico. The...
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Jerry’s Journal – Long Road to Taos – Part II
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Jerry’s Journal – Long Road to Taos – Part II

By: Jerry R. Barksdale My good friend (and sometimes red-head) Pat and I spent the night with my grandson, Joshua...
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Jerry’s Journal – Long Road to Taos: Part 1
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Jerry’s Journal – Long Road to Taos: Part 1

July, 2015. The morning was hot and muggy when my good friend (and sometimes red-head) Pat and I departed Elk...
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Jerry’s Journal – Flashbacks Of “Bad Sam” At The 50th Class Reunion
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Jerry’s Journal – Flashbacks Of “Bad Sam” At The 50th Class Reunion

It began when I received a letter from Alabama School of Law. I flashed back fifty years. Oh, Lordy! “Bad...
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Julia – Christmas Queen of Athens
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Julia – Christmas Queen of Athens

Motorists speeding down I-65 and seeing the “Welcome to Athens” sign pay it no attention. Just another wide place in...
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Future Athens Mayor Requests Mercy Killing
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Future Athens Mayor Requests Mercy Killing

“Every time you need someone with a weak mind and strong back you call me, and I end up in...
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Jerry’s Journal – Ma and Pa take Taos  Part II
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Jerry’s Journal – Ma and Pa take Taos Part II

The “Runt” (Mitsubishi Mirage) was straining all three cylinders as it putt-putt-putted up the steep mountain road and out of...
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Ma And Pa Take Taos: Part 1
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Ma And Pa Take Taos: Part 1

My good friend (and sometimes red-head) Pat and I were off on another adventure, this time across the purple sage...
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Jerry’s Journal – Little Mama Confronts Teenager Hell
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Jerry’s Journal – Little Mama Confronts Teenager Hell

In 1987, I traded a pork’n bean and banana sandwich diet (along with my independence) for Pat, a firecracker gal...
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Jerry’s Journal – That Old Woman
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Jerry’s Journal – That Old Woman

It was 1935, smack dab in the middle of the Great Depression, when she showed up in the East Limestone...
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