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Pettus Read columns reminisce about growing up in rural Tennessee and discuss current events using Southern humor. Characters appearing in his stories include Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie.
The Great Okra Debate
Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie have a row while planting their garden.
Sundrop Over Smartphones
A soda bottle beats a tiny screen any day.
A Valuable Vote
Uncle Sid finds a new meaning for non-partisan politics.
You’ve Got to Walk the Walk
Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie share the secret to a healthy marriage.
The Best of Times
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That line from the Charles Dickens’...
Speak of the Devil
The spooky story of Cousin Clemmis' costume.
Pings From the Back Roads
Small incidents build character while telling us to back off.
Uncle Sid’s Gardening Lessons
Uncle Sid worms his way into helping new gardeners.
Waiting for Satisfaction at Harvey’s Department Store
Finding amazement – and humor – in what we now take for granted.
Aunt Sadie Has a Yard Sign
On a beautiful Tennessee fall afternoon, I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt...