Part 72: Sticky Fingers
I stopped posting today's date in these blogs a while ago, because the news has been so depressing, and you know what's going on....
Part 63: Riley Shepard's Cookbook, and How I Was Reunited with His Encyclopedia of Folk Music
Today is Sunday, January 31, 2021. 30 million of 50 million vaccines have been distributed. There are three strains of the new virus,...
Part Nine: "Looking For Good Christian Men Who Have a Strong Interest in Boys..."
I was nervous and had trouble focusing when I entered the Wilson Library to study the place where my Dad was sent when he was a kid.
Part 8: Things Boys Got In Trouble For in the Early 1900s
I found this list of habits and offenses that could categorize a kid as a delinquent back in the 1920s. The list was in a pamphlet at the...
Part Two: Rev Riley Shepard, Primitive Baptist, Riley's Grandfather
30 years ago, my father wrote me a letter emphatically explaining that there's no such thing as free will.