6/26/17

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The stars at night, are big and bright πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Link in bio.

6/23/17

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Come alive, y'all. Harold Whitman with the good word on #letterboardfridays.

6/22/17

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I know three sure things about Sewanee. 1. You leave your angel at the gate. My friend who went to high school at St. Andrews taught me the first time I visited in '94. 2. Ole Miss always ranked in the top party schools, with an asterisk. It said we’d be one spot lower if they ranked the University of the South, but professional party schools don’t count. 3. One of our most loyal customers, T. Mulloy of Laurel, Mississippi has been asking for a print of years for his alma mater. I’m glad to finally oblige. #ysr

6/21/17

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School is out and it's a sort of a buzz / But back then I didn't really know what it was / But now I see what have of this / The way that people respond to summer madness

6/20/17

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We've got a new shirt in the shop and it looks great when paired with white sauce. #alabamabbq

6/18/17

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This Father's Day I'm riding as a father of two in honor of my mom's daddy who died in 1983 of lung cancer. We left Colby College this morning for the last 60 miles of the 180 mile Trek Across Maine, to raise awareness and funds for the American Lung Association. Hug your daddies tight for as long as you can. Next stop: the ocean.

6/17/17

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Day two with 2000 of my closest friends begins. Today it's the sixty miles from University of Maine Farmington to Colby College. πŸš΄πŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸ»⚡️

6/16/17

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Jack Kerouac seems fitting for today's #letterboardfridays. I biked the first 64 miles of the 180 mile Trek Across Maine for the @lungassociation. It rained for almost the whole six hours. But I'm done and I'm warm and I'm safe and I'm tired. Onward!

6/12/17

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We got our Marrying Type print up in time to be late for wedding season but early for your paper anniversary. We first made it with @erinapier and @scotsman.co before they got @laurelmercantile off the ground, and now you can grab one over on our site. Calligraphy by the one and only @scriptbysimone. Link in bio.

6/8/17

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One record the NCAA can't strip from Ole Miss. Available for pre sale. Link in bio.

6/7/17

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Last training ride, and so close I can almost smell the Maine air. It's the last week before my 180 mile ride across the Pine Tree State to raise money and awareness for the American Lung Association. Would you consider giving $10 to get me over the line? Link in my bio, and I'll personally shout out your name as I cross the finish as a πŸ˜€, 😴man. Thanks thanks!

6/5/17

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I drew up a print that illustrates my daddy's political views. We've pre-sold 5, and if we can sell another 10, we'll print this bad boy up.

6/3/17

6/1/17

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It's Kentucky and Tennessee's birthday, and it's 5 O'Clock somewhere so if you need a reason to drink, here's your sign. And this new print.

5/31/17

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I made a print for a school in Durham who's name shall go unmentioned, as per my Tar Heel wife's directive.

5/30/17

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I'm in training and just need to raise $275 more for my Trek Across Maine! I'm riding for my momma's daddy who died of lung cancer when she was just 27. If just 27 of y'all have $10, that would get it. Please would you consider giving? Direct link in bio. Much obliged.

5/29/17

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“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” — Minot J. Savage

5/27/17

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The news of Gregg Allman passing is a bummer. One of my favorite high school memories was driving between Atlanta and Nashville for a Phish / Allman Brothers / Phish July 4th concert weekend extravaganza. Keep Rambling, Gregg.

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Those summers were magic. Days spent hunting honeysuckle. Dusk setting in late. The sun was out until well past normal bedtime, but as it set, the sky would begin to glow. Alive, pulsing. The orbs flashing as lighthouses for young boys and girls, beckoning them out into the yards and into the trees and off of porches and out of beds. To capture them was to bottle the night. After we'd placed them on the dresser, jars full of 'em, we crawled into bed and had light that led us into dreams. Our Summer, In Picture print is back in stock just in time for Memorial Day. Link in bio.

5/25/17

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On Sunday we turn six! πŸΎπŸŽ‰ Until then, you can score some mad savings on theoldtry.com. Thank you guys for keeping our lights on, for keeping us encouraged by your word of mouth referrals, for sharing your thoughts on our products and for, year after year, coming back to shop with us. As you’ve bought from us, you’re supported not only our family, but a number of other American jobs at our print shop, our woodshop, our warehouse, our bookkeeper, etc. As a thanks, we’re putting a whole bunch of the shop on sale though up through the weekend. Until Sunday at midnight, you can save $5 on pennants, $10 on prints, and $20 on timbers. So come on by, grab what you can while we’ve got it in stock. And thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love you guys - Micah & Marianna & Annie & Elliot

5/23/17

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We've got a new one up for presale. She's called Nashville Ice and would look smashing in your Nashville pad.

5/22/17

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Folks have been asking for a Citadel print for years. So we finally got around to drawing one up. We're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as an On Deck presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/21/17

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See child? From the top of this ferris wheel you can see Boston. And down below you can see you mother and baby brother. We are the luckiest, are we not?

5/18/17

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On the Ole Miss campus, the speed limit is 18 mph. That's in honor of one of the elder statesman of Rebel football, Archie Manning. Fortunately they didn't lower it to 10 when Eli graduated, because even though things move slow in the South, ten on the speedometer is just ridiculous. We're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as a presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. We've got 2 ordered of this one already, so we're 13% of the way there. And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/17/17

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I'd never really thought about how much you go around the horn to spell Alabama until I drew up this print. All points lead back to the A it seems. At any rate, with this print, we're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as a presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. (We've got 2 ordered already.) And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/16/17

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I'm saddened to hear of the passing of an old friend of mine, Ritchie Miller, from Mississippi. He was truly one of the good ones. Until we meet again, brother. πŸ“·@bethmorganphotography

5/15/17

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Hellfire and brimstone might work for some, but the Gospel of Grace is what I think draws heathens near. I was in New Orleans with a friend, chatting into the sunrise on a Sunday morning. As we left the bar and passed churchgoers, smelling of booze and the night, I asked my friend if we should feel ashamed. “No sir,” he replied. “Jesus loves me, and I love me some Jesus.” Back in stock. Link in bio.

5/12/17

5/9/17

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This Father’s Day, I’m riding 180 miles across Maine with the American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine in honor of my mom’s father. J.V. (his given name) was a company man. Working in a factory in Eastern Arkansas his whole life, for long hours, in support of his family. The cramped, poorly ventilated spaces eventually got to him, and he developed mesothelioma which ended up being the thing that sent him home. I’m going to be riding in the clean Maine air, to raise funds for the ALA’s mission to improve the air that we all breathe, and thereby lessening the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families. Because my momma deserved to have her daddy. And I want to make sure my daughter does, too. Half the proceeds of this print (Dirigio: the Maine State motto meaning I Lead) will go to my fundraising. If you don’t want to buy a would you mind donating a few bucks anyways? Every bit helps. Link in bio.

5/8/17

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You've got six days to get something for Y'mom'n'em. We've got about 20 of these left.

4/29/17

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Annie nailed the big sister audition. Granted, she did ply him with a stuffed lion.

4/28/17

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Elliot Stokes Whitson arrived in fine fashion this morning. 8lbs 13oz. Momma and boy are doing fine. #letterboardfridays

4/27/17

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April 27, 2011. After those tornadoes in Alabama, I just couldn't help expressing my broken heart for my smashed state. I saw the helicopter footage of those thinned forests and broken towns. Places I knew well were being broadcast on the television a thousand miles away, and I didn’t have one neighbor who knew those places like I did. Faulkner said to write what you know. Old Try started that way. By writing and designing Southern things for folks who lived in and out of the South. Things that connect people to a place they go to in their dreams, or a place they could never convince themselves to leave. April 27th was terrible. But it caused me to start something beautiful. I can't hate it for that.