Teddy Pruett

Teddy Pruett's fifth grade teacher handed her a magazine picture and told her to write a story, igniting a lifelong love affair with the written word. She is a Certified Quilt Appraiser and a nationally exhibited fiber artist. Teddy writes, quilts, dodges dogs, and runs with her trademark white hair on fire in a multi-generational household in Lake City, Florida.

McShacks: The House the Crackers Built

Lake City, Florida

What do hugging necks, shelling peas, and string music have in common? They all take place on the welcoming front porch of a Cracker house.

The Most Significant Landmark You Never Heard Of: Fort Mose

St. Augustine, Florida

Did you know the first refuge for enslaved black Americans was in the South?

The Whispering Walls of Haile Homestead

Gainesville, Florida

At Kanapaha Plantation’s Haile house, no one ever had a problem seeing the handwriting on the wall

Aunt Aggie’s Boneyard

Lake City, Florida

A lot of folks get into the stamp-collecting thing; for others it’s rare coins. Boring stuff for Aunt Aggie. You never saw so many beautifully-arranged bones in all your life.