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Colonel’s Journal

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

maybe a few jokes too.

Update, Buck’s Eye
01 Mar

Update, Buck’s Eye

By Colonel Littleton

Early risers enjoying the pancakes and good company. Update: Buck’s New Glass Eye is a Done Deal.   Buck needed $1000 upfront for surgery to implant a new glass eye to replace his right eye lost to cancer. The Pancake Breakfast at the Soda Pop Cafe in Lynnville, along with other donations, raised $4300 for […]

Buck’s New Glass Eye
01 Feb

Buck’s New Glass Eye

By Colonel Littleton

Here in Lynnville when someone falls on a little hard luck, we all pitch in and try to help them get back on their feet. Our friend, Buck, gathers with his friends on the benches outside our shop door every morning to drink coffee, discuss the weather, argue about politics and, in general, to solve […]

A Milky Way Breakfast
23 Jan

A Milky Way Breakfast

By Colonel Littleton

On January 9, 2013, Col. Littleton employees gathered at the historic Milky Way Farm in Lynnville, TN for a year-end celebration.  Since 2012 marked Col. Littleton’s 25th anniversary, the occasion gave new and old employees alike the chance to reminisce about the past 25 years.  Everyone enjoyed Milky Way Hot chocolate, a country breakfast and pancakes […]

Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1789
24 Nov

Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1789

By Colonel Littleton

This is the text of George Washington’s October 3, 1789 national Thanksgiving Proclamation; as printed inThe Providence Gazette and Country Journal, on October 17, 1789. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, […]

CNBC comes to Lynnville (to talk to the Colonel)
24 Sep

CNBC comes to Lynnville (to talk to the Colonel)

By Colonel Littleton

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 […]

Larry’s Country Diner
12 Jul

Larry’s Country Diner

By Colonel Littleton

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 […]

A Veteran’s Story
25 Jun

A Veteran’s Story

By Colonel Littleton

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.     […]

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.” […]