Read All About It
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.
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
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...
No Use Arguing Over Spoilt Milk
Uncle Sid looks for carbon footprints but finds himself in hot water.
65 and Counting
Reflections after reaching the age of government signup.
Chitlins and Blue Waltz – some odors you will never forget.
Read All About It: What’s in the Box?
Cousin Sed comes to stay with postage due.
Cousin Shad’s Hanging Heater
Sometime things seem a lot more involved than what they really are.
You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out: How Times – and Toys – Have Changed
The popular holiday movie "A Christmas Story" shows how toys and times have changed over the years.