Jerrys Journal

Jerry's Journal

Tink Haney – From Cotton Fields to Rice Paddies of Vietnam

May, 1968. Somewhere over the North Pacific. The airliner streaked above the ocean at 35,000 feet enveloped by blue sky...
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Napping While Watching TV Can Be Hazardous
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Napping While Watching TV Can Be Hazardous

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to take a nap. Following a hearty meal and cheap wine, I kicked back in my...
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On The Possum’s Trail With Jimmie “Two” Hills, Part IV
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On The Possum’s Trail With Jimmie “Two” Hills, Part IV

Jimmie and I were off on another big adventure. We had given up our search for the gravesite of outlaw...
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On The Possum’s Trail With Jimmie “Two” Hills-Part 3
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On The Possum’s Trail With Jimmie “Two” Hills-Part 3

One day in 1974, Country Music legend George Jones called Jimmie Hills’ barber shop and made an appointment. “No Show”...
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On the Possum’s Trail with Jimmie “Two” Hills
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On the Possum’s Trail with Jimmie “Two” Hills

Trouble seemed to follow Jimmie Hills. Some might say it was the other way around. While stationed at Long Beach,...
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On the Possum’s Trail With Jimmie “Two Hills” Part One

The life of Jimmie Hills is the stuff of a country song. If I wrote it, I’d call it “A...
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The Slingshot Bandit Strikes Again
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The Slingshot Bandit Strikes Again

During four decades of law practice I’ve had some close calls. Once, the brother of a woman murdered by our...
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Jerry’s Journal – Living And Praying In Tornado Alley
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Jerry’s Journal – Living And Praying In Tornado Alley

On the evening of April 28th I was reading a book while keeping one eye on the weather station. The...
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Cell Phones and Dumb Folks
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Cell Phones and Dumb Folks

Cell phones not only make me feel stupid, they are constantly buzzing, singing or speaking and destroying my peace and...
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Gary Elmore, American Hero – Part 3
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Gary Elmore, American Hero – Part 3

Dawn broke cool and wet on November 8, 1965. Pfc. Gary Elmore threw back the damp poncho from his body,...
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Jerry’s Journal – Gary Elmore, American Hero-Part 2
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Jerry’s Journal – Gary Elmore, American Hero-Part 2

Gary Lewis Elmore was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 26, 1942 to Lawrence and Mildred Lancaster Elmore. Like many...
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Gary Elmore, American Hero-Part 1- Jerry’s Journal
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Gary Elmore, American Hero-Part 1- Jerry’s Journal

Sunday afternoon, November 7, 1965. A long irregular line of UH-1 “Huey” choppers flew northwest out of Bien Hoa Airbase,...
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The Night the Power Went Off
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The Night the Power Went Off

I woke cold and shivering. I listened for the soft hum of the heat pump and the steady buzz of...
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My Six Point Plan for Dying Sooner Rather Than Later
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My Six Point Plan for Dying Sooner Rather Than Later

My daughter, Shannon, called very excited. “Dad, Jamie had a vision the other night that you are going to live...
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Part 2: Thanksgiving in Taos, 2013
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Part 2: Thanksgiving in Taos, 2013

It was cold with clear skies when my friend (and sometimes redhead) Pat and I departed Albuquerque and headed north...
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Thanksgiving in Taos, 2013
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Thanksgiving in Taos, 2013

Dawn was breaking and the wind was cold and blustery when my friend (and sometimes red head) Pat and I...
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Gluten Free At Last
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Gluten Free At Last

Lately, I see so many physicians that I remember only what they do to me. For example, Dr. “Mac” of...
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Lady Luck Strikes Again
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Lady Luck Strikes Again

Recently, I got lucky. It was back in the winter of 1948 when I was 7 years old. We lived...
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“Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”-  Mama’s favorite scripture
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“Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”- Mama’s favorite scripture

Recently, I was having a leisurely Sunday lunch with family and friends at a fine restaurant in Guntersville, when an...
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Voodoo – Jerry’s Journal
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Voodoo – Jerry’s Journal

Editor’s note: By his own admission, Jerry likes to write things that are “edgy.” This article most definitely is that,...
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