The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years

The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895876652
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rheta Grimsley Johnson has won numerous awards while reporting for United Press International, the Commercial Appeal (Memphis), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a number of other regional newspapers. They include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human-interest reporting, the Headliner Award for commentary, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Distinguished Writing Award for commentary. In 1986, she was inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame. Syndicated today by King Features of New York, Rheta's column appears in approximately 50 papers nationwide. She lives at Fishtrap Hollow, near Iuka, MS, in the Mississippi Hill Country, halfway between Nashville and Memphis.

Table of Contents

Why Dogs Rule the Earth, Especially This Corner 3

Island Dog 9

Buster's Seven Lives 21

Humphrey Interrupted and a Wingnut 29

Fishtrap Hollow 35

Invincible Me in Hill Country 39

That Last Ride 51

Annie Louise and Town Women 67

Pogo and Albert and Early Loss 75

Barney Becomes Best Dog 83

Return to the Hollow 93

Romeo and Juliet 107

A Coon Dog Indeed 117

Boozoo and the Joint 125

Hank's Story 135

Losing a Master 143

Back in the Days When Dogs Could Talk 149

Bernie and a Monopoly Board Piece 157

Hines and Me, Hannah Makes Three 165

Hannah Joins the Pack 173

Pigs, Old Dogs, and a New Husband 179

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