Tag: History

How Elvis Became a Guitar Man

Walking into Tupelo Hardware, I wondered how Elvis Presley felt when his mother Gladys took him there for his eleventh birthday, on January 8, 1946. It wasn’t too long after his very first public performance, singing “Old Shep” at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair children’s talent competition the previous October […]

Storming Santa Claus

There was a fierce storm in Santa Claus. “It’s a hateful rain,” proclaimed Dodie as we traveled farther away from Louisville as fast as we possibly could. Earlier we stopped in Frankfort, Kentucky to pay our respects at American frontiersman Daniel Boone’s gravesite. He’s buried next to his […]

Noah’s Ark in Kentucky

Yesterday, as we drove through a torrential rain on Highway 74 north of Lexington, Dodie proclaimed, “If this keep up we’re going to need an ark.” She was right, again! So we visited an ark. The Ark Encounter features a spectacular reconstruction museum of Noah’s ark, built to […]