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The Col. Littleton Blog

Tales, advice, ideas and knowledge from the Colonel . . .

maybe a few jokes too.

Father’s Day Remembrances
01 Jun

Father’s Day Remembrances

By Colonel Littleton

I could never slip anything past my Dad. He “had my number” from the get-go. I think that’s because we were cut out of the same cloth. My Dad gave me many gifts… a love of pocket knives, automobiles, motorcycles and all things mechanical… a natural curiosity about how things work and why… a fascination […]

Father’s Day – Memories of my Dad
01 May

Father’s Day – Memories of my Dad

By Colonel Littleton

My Dad and me at Norris Lake, Tennessee, the summer of 1948. MEMORIES OF MY DAD Some of my fondest memories are of my Dad. Although he never went to college or garnered degrees of any kind, he was one of the smartest men I’ve ever known. Here are some things I remember. Some Things […]

Advice for Our Graduates (Note: Some advice may apply to the rest of us.)
24 Apr

Advice for Our Graduates (Note: Some advice may apply to the rest of us.)

By Colonel Littleton

“I never let schooling interfere with my education.” -Mark Twain “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill “High school is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when it’s gone.” -Unknown “You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.” […]

Stars Go Blue
20 Mar

Stars Go Blue

By Colonel Littleton

The 4th Annual The Stars Go Blue Concert Country legend Trace Adkins performed “Kiss You All Over” with Exile In Lynnville, we believe you should help your neighbor when you can, so when our neighbors just tothe north called, we were proud to help sponsor the 4thAnnual The Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer concert […]

How to tell if you’re a Col. Littleton Customer…
15 Feb

How to tell if you’re a Col. Littleton Customer…

By Colonel Littleton

If you had owned this No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase for 10 years and wouldn’t trade it for a new one, you would qualify. I’ve owned this one that long, and I wouldn’t trade it either. And, I suspect it’s going to last me another 10 years. P.S. I also suspect it’s going to last long […]

The McClellan Cavalry Saddle
01 Feb

The McClellan Cavalry Saddle

By Colonel Littleton

The McClellan Cavalry Saddle The McClellan Cavalry Saddle, designed by George B. McClellan in the mid- 1850’s, was used by the U. S. Army from 1859 until the 1940’s when the last horse cavalry and horse artillery was disbanded. It is still used ceremonially today, which proves that a well-designed product that fills a need […]

1000th Saddlebag Briefcase
24 Jan

1000th Saddlebag Briefcase

By Colonel Littleton

Colonel wishing God Speed to the new owner of the 1000th Saddlebag Briefcase. No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase Reaches a Milestone   To become a Col. Littleton product, an item must appeal to me through a certain quality, look, and function. Throughout the entire design process we spend endless hours making sure each product comes out […]