Posts by johnbrazell

Down Home: Earl’s Barbershop

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Essays | Comments Off

I went strolling down memory lane recently, sopping up memories like a warm biscuit in pot liquor.  This part of the lane is in the town where I grew up, a small southern town near Dallas, not unlike Mayberry, North Carolina. I suspect there were a few housewives — though I didn’t know any — who washed their fine china and cleaned the parlor wearing pearls and starched aprons. It was peer pressure from June Cleaver at its prettiest. Most of the locals were Southern Baptist, who, at the time of his unleashing, thought Elvis was the antichrist.  There were realists like...

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