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 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway...Mom, Young Switch Road and the little shack that built me

In my mind, from time to time, I go back to times of my youth. Raised on Young Switch Road, named after the railroad switch station, less than 150 yards from Mom and my grain... — Updated 5/7/2020


Remembering Buddy Moore “Vintage newspaper folklore and legend”

Down Life’s Highway Ten Years have gone by since we lost Buddy Moore, I still miss him. My friend Buddy Moore and I covered a lot of life’s terrain together, starting out as... — Updated 2/12/2019


Cajun culture and the old battery radio that brought baseball 

Down Life's Highway Our entertainment center changed my life, and maybe, helped make me who I am today. When the French-speaking people of Nova Scotia were banished from their... — Updated 10/24/2017


Long Ago Summer Evenings on Grandma’s Porch

Down Life's Highway Long ago summer evenings on Grandma's porch after what little supper we had was eaten, the chores of another day put away, we gathered on Grandma Avelia’s... — Updated 5/30/2017


Grandma was a bootlegger and my Valentine

Down Life's Highway Everyone who has a grandparent should spend some time with them. After all, we are a part of them, and they are a part of us. Availa Duplantis was a special... — Updated 2/7/2017


OVN born on St. Pat’s Day 1971

Pictured are the 10 original Dunn’s of Rising Star, Texas. This picture is believed to have been taken in 1936 at the old home place in Sipes Springs. The gathering was to mark... — Updated 3/15/2016


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