Category Archives: Home and Family

Posts dealing with home and family relationships

Tulee Main . . . Where there’s a will . . .

Where there’s a will – there’s relatives.     No idea who first came up with that twist but it sure seems to be a truthful, if sad, commentary on us. In The Passing of Tulee Main, that very thing comes up. … Continue reading

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Winter, Tyson County and Grits

The Passing of Tulee Main starts out speaking of ‘an exceptionally pleasant day’ under a ‘late spring sun’. Lovely image. Well things have changed. Again, I’m sitting today in my home on the side of Doe Mountain, unable to reach … Continue reading

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Tulee Main – Vinegar Pie

Vinegar Pie? Doesn’t sound encouraging, does it? No, it doesn’t but it: A) tastes great and B) has a real connection to Tyson County and Tulee Main. Read on. The folks in Tyson County and the surrounding region were descendants … Continue reading

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Commitment – Tulee Main

In the novel, “The Passing of Tulee Main”, a small snippet of Tulee’s life shows up as Liz prepares to wind up the estate after Tulee’s death. There’s more to the passage, but the part of interest today is: “A … Continue reading

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Change

The story of Tulee Main takes place in the warmth of late Spring – early Summer. By August, the tale is done and Tyson County is ready to rest. Today’s entry is far  -  far removed from the heat of … Continue reading

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Tulee Main ~ Home Schooling

At one point in ‘Tulee Main’, Liz asks Bart, “Did you know Susan and Ben were trying to figure out a way to home school MarLee?” Home schooling is another subject that crops up as we follow Tulee’s family through … Continue reading

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The Kitchen – Tulee Main

‘Beautiful Homes’ magazines – whatever their titles – spend a lot of time on pools, patios, ‘great rooms’ and a host of even more gee whiz items.  That’s understandable; the publishers’ aim is often to get out on the edge … Continue reading

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What Makes it Ours? – A Tennessee Home

What is it that makes a home “ours” in the sense that it’s ‘home’, not just ‘the place’ or ‘the apartment’, ‘the condo’, ‘the pad’ or a dozen different terms we use when we speak of the spot where we … Continue reading

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Home

In The Passing of Tulee Main, this little snippet comes up as Bart and Liz head once more to Tyson County: “In Tyson County . . .’home’ wasn’t a current address. ‘Family’ wasn’t a domestic unit prescribed by Census Bureau … Continue reading

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