Every morning, Billy Thomas puts on his green "Australian-style" hat, revs up his motorized Kawasaki mule and drives down to look at his flower, vegetable and fruit gardens. By his side is his wife of 61 years, Latrelle.
As a young girl growing up on a farm near the banks of the Mississippi River in Ripley, Tenn., Emmie Henderson Howard watched her grandfather sow and reap the land during the week. But on Sundays, her grandfather shed his blue jeans and work shirts and donned a seersucker suit complete with bow tie.
As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."
Tony Baker stowed his firefighting gear safely in his locker, hoping to store away his day as a rookie with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. When he couldn't quiet his thoughts, the then-28-year-old Gainesville native pulled out a simple black-and-white composition book and searched for a quiet place to be alone.