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Abboism #35: Some’rs Another

Time for our Abboism lesson of the week. Abboism #35: Similar to “lost as Hogan’s goat,” this week’s Abboism is “some’rs another.” The post Abboism #35: Some’rs Another appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Abboisms, Abboisms (and Other Such Samuncrium), lost, lost as Hogan’s goat, needle in a haystack, southern vernacular […]

Baseball IQ: 10 Things Not to Yell at Your Kids

I’ll admit, I can be pretty snarky about “encouraging” things parents yell at baseball games. I am amazed by the freefall of baseball IQ in this country, even at higher levels of play. However, my point today through this post is to instruct, not to criticize. The post Baseball IQ: 10 Things Not to Yell […]

Are You Living the Dream?

When you were younger, what did you dream of becoming? Are you living the dream? The post Are You Living the Dream? appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Faith Stories, calling, career, Ecclesiastes, faith stories, fame, fortune, knowledge, living the dream, money, pleasure, power, Solomon     

Abboism #34: Malwambles

Abboism #34 is synonymous with the vangollops. Consider the malwambles before letting your kids get in the pool before the requisite 30 minutes has passed. The post Abboism #34: Malwambles appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Abboisms, free book, southern vernacular, stomach ache     

Of Baseball and Books

Of Baseball and Books: His team didn’t medal, and I didn’t sell a single book, but we are both better for the experience of baseball and books. The post Of Baseball and Books appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Baseball, Lines in the Gravel, Writing, Andrea Williams, book signing, Brandon Ward, college […]

Abboism #33: Ol’ Inky

Abboism #33: Ol’ Inky — a proper name for a crow, or blackbird, not to be confused with an inctum. This Abboism actually makes sense…. The post Abboism #33: Ol’ Inky appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, blackbird, crow, ol’ Inky     

The Time The School Bus Ate Big Randy Melton

Coach Butts shrugged his shoulders and said, “Hmm, school bus done ate ol’ Big Randy Melton.” And we went back to practice. The post The Time The School Bus Ate Big Randy Melton appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Stories, Al Ainsworth, baseball practice, lines in the gravel, McLaurin High School, off-season […]

Double Dipping: Announcing Two New Projects!

YES, I will write another book. JULY 1 will be the go date. That’s the official start date of my next TWO books–that’s right, two new projects at once! The post Double Dipping: Announcing Two New Projects! appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Memoirs, Writing, Al Ainsworth, busy writer, don’t have time […]