Tales, advice, ideas and knowledge from the Colonel . . .
maybe a few jokes too.
It’s not too often that travelers venture from afar to visit our offices, but on Monday, March 28th two world travelers made the trek from New York to Lynnville, TN. Producer, Liza Hughes, and Videographer, Gerry Miller, of CNBC News arrived at Col. Littleton to film a segment for the CNBC show “The Call”. In […]
The latest word is, “I’m on TV.” I’m not sure the world is ready for that, but I made my debut a couple of weeks ago. My good friend, Larry Black, is a big Colonel Littleton fan. He has been making the trip from Nashville to Lynnville for a long time, adding to his collection […]
Dear Colonel Littleton, My Number 37 Satchel arrived today and all I can say is “wow”. It is even more beautiful in person than its picture, if that is even possible. It is extremely well designed both aesthetically and functionally. I can see that a lot of thought has gone into it. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few days ago I visited my stepmother, who is in a rehab facility recuperating from a fall. She asked me to go to her home and retrieve some valuables she had hidden in a secret place. I couldn’t imagine what she would have hidden away, and I certainly didn’t expect to find much. There […]
“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.” […]
My Mother died when I was a baby, so my earliest memory of Mother was actually my Grandmother because that’s where I was raised in my early years. She had 13 children plus me, so she had a lot of experience at being a Mother. At dinner, or supper (and even breakfast), we often had […]
A little girl, when asked where her home was, replied, “where Mother is.” Keith L. Brooks My Mother married at a very young age and became an “instant” Mother. I came “in the package” with my Dad, who had lost his wife ten days after I was born. Instant motherhood is a lot more complicated […]
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 […]