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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.
9 Billion Folks to Feed
By the year 2050 there is going to be 9 billion people to feed instead of the current...
Pettus Thinks HD TV Must Stand for High-Debt Television
It’s hard to beat Andy and Barney since high-debt TV has arrived at Uncle Sid's.
What Do You Call Going to Town If You Already Live There?
Pettus Read reflects on rural life.
Pettus Finds No Privacy at Doctor’s Office
Doctors’ offices offer discretion – but not where it’s needed.
Reminiscing About Daddy’s Old Tractor
Have you ever worked the field at night, looking to the edge of your tractor lights into the...
Those Who Get Too Big for Their Britches…
Decades of pants fads don’t suit Pettus.
Springtime Show Known as the Tiller Rodeo
Pettus Read's new tiller turns his garden into a rodeo.
Nostalgic for Stick Horses and Imagination
In the good old days, a stick horse was a main form of transportation for a six-year-old farm...
Talking Fashion With Uncle Sid
From clothes to tattoos, Uncle Sid has strong opinions about today's fashion.
Rural Folklore, Superstition and Words of Wisdom
One fact that remains constant in the rural countryside of Tennessee: Folklore and superstitions of one generation continue...