Jerrys Journal

Long Road to Taos      Part III
Jerry's Journal

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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Jerry’s Journal – Ma and Pa Take Seattle
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Jerry’s Journal – Ma and Pa Take Seattle

Six years of retirement doing nothing but sleeping late, reading, writing, and mowing grass had finally taken its toll. I...
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Jerry’s Journal – Independence Days Remembered
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Jerry’s Journal – Independence Days Remembered

Last Independence Day brought back many fond memories. After retiring and moving to Elk River in 2010, I began the...
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It Never Rains In Hell
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It Never Rains In Hell

There are many reasons why I don’t want to go to hell. Not being able to see my loving mother,...
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Get Tattooed And Get Rich
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Get Tattooed And Get Rich

The epic Southern novel, Gone with the Wind, describes Scarlett O’Hara with “skin so prized by southern women and so...
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Jerry’s Journal – All God’s Dogs Going To Heaven
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Jerry’s Journal – All God’s Dogs Going To Heaven

Doggone it! It finally happened. The country has gone to the dogs. I’m not talking about the lying, corrupt, political...
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Jerry’s Journal – Why The Chicken Crossed The Road
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Jerry’s Journal – Why The Chicken Crossed The Road

Retirement gives me time to think about matters of great consequence. Recently, while kicked back in my Lazy Boy knock-off...
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Jerry’s Journal – This Old House
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Jerry’s Journal – This Old House

I stopped in front of the old mill village house, now vacant, and studied it for several minutes. Its appearance...
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Lady Justice: Blind as a Bat and Totally Confused
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Lady Justice: Blind as a Bat and Totally Confused

Lady Justice is portrayed blindfolded as she holds the scales to weigh guilt and innocence. Sometimes, she gets confused. I...
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Jerry’s Journal – The “Ant Solution” To A Happier Life
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Jerry’s Journal – The “Ant Solution” To A Happier Life

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by problems that seem too big to solve? Do you have the urge to give...
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Jerry’s Journal – Where Hell was Green Part 3
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Jerry’s Journal – Where Hell was Green Part 3

South Vietnam,1969. Lt. Joe Rogers had been forewarned not to make close friends. He ignored the admonition. "Everybody wants to...
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