Category Archives: Head’s Restaurant Years

The Restless Wind

In his ninth or tenth year, Ansel Head wasn’t sent back to the mountains of North Carolina for a third summer at Camp Mondamin. Instead his family toured the West for three weeks in a Mercury station wagon. Trunks covered … Continue reading

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Ansel Larry Is Dead

Watching his friend Ansel Larry die was a hard lesson. But even for the uninterested Head, an education in death was a required course for his education. In a short span, he had been forced to study at close hand his brother’s death, … Continue reading

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Ansel Larry’s Whims

Ansel Larry makes and collects things. Casa de Ville at Loon’s Lake has been transformed into a studio for pursuing his eccentric whims. And Larry’s whims have given Ansel Head objects to photograph. It’s a win-win for the Ansel boys.  Head published a collection … Continue reading

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Aunt Charlotte

Ansel Head thought he might have to give a eulogy at the passing of his favorite Aunt. He composed one knowing his mother would also be present. Fortunately for those attending the service in Lake Forest, IL, they were not … Continue reading

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Smiling

Ansel Head’s father always smiled and spoke to people, even strangers. He used to tell his non-superior son that being cordial was a great joy in life because people always smile back and make the day brighter. It was an … Continue reading

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Pepper Place Market

The people who grow things for eating are a fascinating lot, not in an Ivy League intellectual sense but in a down to earth common sense. Ever since Ansel Head’s introduction to these folks while working as a fruit tester … Continue reading

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Sloss Furnace Wedding

One afternoon, Ansel Head found himself with nothing to do in Birmingham. This was not uncommon for him. He had left Birmingham many years earlier because his education there was exhausted either from lack of useful content or from his … Continue reading

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Emory University Hospital.

Ansel Head and his sister took their mother to Emory University Hospital for some heart work; it was necessary because the heart surgeon in Birmingham who did these things had died of a heart attack a few weeks prior.  The hospital … Continue reading

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The Faces of Washington

For Ansel Head, Washington, DC was an education unto itself made more pleasant by the people who live and visit the place. He posted some pictures in his Photo Gallery.

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New Photo Galleries.

Ansel Head posted two new photo galleries in the “Head’s Photo Gallery” page – one from the Farmers’ Market and the other from the Botanical Gardens, both in Birmingham.

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