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The story about my great, great grandfather nearly severing the leg of his brother with an axe

Not too long ago, as you may recall, I shared a few family stories here that had been handed down by my great grandmother’s cousin, Mattie Belle Wise (1892-1992). Well, I’ve got another family story to share with you today. This one, however, comes from my recently-discovered fourth cousin, Stephen Wise. [Stephen reached out to […]

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Legfest raises over $4,000 for Patrick Elkins… enough to save a significant portion of one of his legs

We haven’t yet tallied everything up, but it looks as though, between Friday night’s show at Woodruff’s, the auction, the online fundraiser, and everything else, we’ve managed to scrape together a little over $4,000 to put toward paying off the medical bills of our friend Patrick Elkins. Thank you so much to all of you […]

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Legfest is this Friday night… Buy your tickets while supplies last

[Poster design and printing by VG Kids.] Remember how, a few weeks ago, I told you that some friends and I were exploring ways to help densely-bearded, puppet-making local troubadour Patrick Elkins pay the almost $10,000 in medical bills that he’d amassed over the past year as a result of his ongoing battle with Deep […]

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“Legfest”… a benefit to preserve the legs of Patrick Elkins… October 11 at Woodruffs

Remember how, a few weeks ago, I told you that some friends and I were exploring ways to help densely bearded local troubadour Patrick Elkins pay the almost $10,000 in medical bills that he’d amassed over the past year, as a result of his ongoing battle with Deep Vein Thrombosis? Well, phase-one of our plan […]

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Terrorist plot foiled over Detroit on Christmas day

I woke up this morning to find my family watching FOX News. Apparently, a Nigerian man had attempted to ignite an incendiary device strapped to his leg on a Detroit-bound flight yesterday, while we were celebrating Christmas. Fortunately, it seems that this fellow, who was intent on killing hundreds of people, proved to be about […]

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