Day: August 22, 2013

A Slice of Heaven in Hohenwald, Tennessee

One of the most special stops on our trip was to Hohenwald, Tennessee to visit my great grand aunt.  The last time I’d seen her I was six years old.  She was married to my great grand uncle who left us in 1994, two years after our visit.  She is definitely a back country, Tennessee woman! She butchers her own chickens, grows tomatoes, hunts and fishes, and is a dead eye with a gun.  Just ask the mountain lion that roamed too close to her chicken coop and dog. My favorite memory of our first trip was when I found out that animal whisperers really do exist.  My great grand aunt asked my sister and I if we wanted to see something really special.  She had us stay inside the house and wait by her screen door.  We had our noses pressed into the mesh so hard I’m sure it left a mark for a few hours.  She walked outside with an old, rusty Folgers can filled with dried corn and began to sprinkle it …