Old Rugged Cross

Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross Sung by Dale Grubaugh. WORDS AND TUNE OLD RUGGED CROSS, GEORGE BERNARD, 1913. FIRST VERSE: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. SECOND…

Been Thinking About, Episode 16: Cornbread Dignity, Toby Show & Silver Dollar City

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston along with Ethan Grubaugh and Dale Grubaugh to talk about hillbillies, growing up in the Ozarks, the Toby Show, Silver Dollar City memories, and Josh’s editorial Cornbread Dignity. Podcast Partners: Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company: The Place for Men in Downtown Branson, Taney County…

A Christmas Need

A Christmas Need

A Christmas Need by Dale Grubaugh A Fraser fir is standing in my living room. Decorations have been found. Cookies are baking in the oven. Popcorn is popped; the cranberries and string are gathered for old-fashioned garland. Presents are being wrapped. Hot chocolate is simmering on the stove. The house fills with the sounds —…

Original strawberry shortcake art by Lydia Hoskins

Ozark Strawberries by Dale Grubaugh with art by Lydia Hoskins

Original artwork by Lydia Hoskins. Ozark Strawberries by Dale Grubaugh These Ozark Hills can sure produce some mighty fine vittles. Blackberries, dewberries, gooseberries, huckleberries and strawberries. All of these berries grow wild ’round the Ozarks. Most, except for the dewberry, have been tamed. But none have been tamed like the strawberry. The wild strawberry, sometimes…