Dixie Bones Post was originally about the education of two people who grew up in separate parts of America – one from the deep South and the other from the upper Midwest. It was their experiences and stories which were to form a narritive about American culture and history, the real theme of this journal. Unfortunately, the Midwest partner died cutting short the natural tension between their two outlooks. Nevertheless, his Southern partner perserveres onward.
That Southerner’s family, the Head’s, came from England to Virginia in the early 1700’s and finally settled in what is now Alabama at the end of that century. Nelson Head’s branch moved back from Alabama to the Virginia region in the 1980’s. He is the founder and co-owner of a barbeque company which operates Dixie Bones in Woodbridge and Dixie Bones BBQ Post in Fredericksburg.
The banner at the top is from a reproduction of a Gee’s Bend quilt which was made by the other founder and co-owner of Dixie Bones, Kristine Wolfe; the quilt hangs in the BBQ Post. Ms. Wolfe is from Wisconsin and of German ancestry. Her observations and those of her Northern friend, Robert Koch, are more direct and to the point; or as she would say, “Without the gee-wiz shuffle!”
We hope you enjoy our Dixie Bones Post.
Nelson Head & Kris Wolfe