Saturday, July 06, 2013

Not what you think it means


In most circles, STFU means “shut the fuck up,” but at the Tenant Farmers Museum it stands for Southern Tenant Farmers Union.

The museum in Tyronza was the last stop on our historical tour this afternoon as we showed Austin and Megan and her parents Mike and Kim some of the sights around our part of the state.

painted houseWe drove first to Lepanto where we scoped out the house featured in the movie version of John Grisham’s “A Painted House.”

Then it was down the road to find Johnny Cash’s boyhood home near Dyess. The home is managed by Arkansas State University and the address and GPS coordinates are listed on the web site. We followed the GPS directions and ended up on a county road miles from the Cash home.

cash houseI put the address into the Garmin and it came up with a completely different location that turned out to coincide with directions we got from local folks.

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