4/28/16

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If you're gonna sit through meetings, at least do it in a Meeting House.

4/27/16

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Five years ago, 243 Alabamians died from tornados. I hate that day happened. I hate I turned on the TV and saw my sweet home ripped up. I hate that I wasn't here to help. I hate I couldn't talk to family for days because there was no cell service. I hate I kept reading about the Crimson Tide football player's girlfriend who was here until she wasn't. I hate the stands and the fields are still ripped up in places. I hate I have a day blazed into my brain that hurt a lot of folks back home. But that day showed me how homesick my heart was. And that day led to Old Try. I can't hate it for that.

4/25/16

4/24/16

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That's @ernapier and @scotsman.co of #HGTVhometown. And that's my boyhood hardware store in Athens, AL. They were swinging through the hood en route from Tennessee to Mississippi and fired off a shot of my hometown. Cause that's just how they roll.

4/23/16

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There are a lot of new folks here, so I thought I'd take a second to properly introduce myself. My name is Micah. I'm from Alabama. I went to Ole Miss. I married a gal from North Carolina and therefore I've got a basketball school. We moved North, to Boston. We have a two year old daughter who will just about melt your heart. I love Jesus, though I spend way more time thinking about myself and my family than bringing his Kingdom to earth. I need to work on that. I love bourbon, and I spend way more time talking about that than I should. I occasionally over-imbibe. I need to work on that. I started Old Try because I always felt that I was a mutt from Alabama and the rest of the world saw us Southerners as slow and backwards and that there was a truth about home and a beauty about our part of the country that was misrepresented. I wanted to show how proud of her I was. That pride is checked when I see, from a distance, how hurtful she can be in her politics, her economic disparity, her misrepresentations of the Gospel of Grace. She can be strong, but she can be cruel. I feel that I'm a good representation of my home. There's a duality that battles against itself every day. I just try to win more of those battles than I lose. I'd love to hear about you. 📷: @misterximenez

4/8/16

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First week of a new job in the books and now we drink. #letterboardfridays

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Manners, men. We just got this colorway back in the shop. theoldtry.com

4/7/16

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You can now grab this print we made with our friends at Church of the Advent. A portion of proceeds goes to support their Boston based missions.

4/2/16

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What's black and white and Texas all over? 📷@theshedbham #printsgoinghome

4/1/16

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Some give credit to Truman for this gem, but it was Charles Edward Montague but that isn't the point. #letterboardfridays