Lepers for the Lord Cult at the Blalock Mansion

Lepers for the Lord Cult at the Blalock Mansion

The leper cult occupied the Blalock Mansion in the mid-1920s. Digging out the background from unreliable sources and circulating rumors, here’s the best I can do to learn the background of this unique branch of Christianity. (To find other stories about the Blalock Mansion and its background, type Blalock into the search line at the […]

Creatures Appreciate Our Christmas Lights

Creatures Appreciate Our Christmas Lights

Creatures entered our house and left a reward for aiming our Christmas trees toward the woods and creekbed where they live. As I walked downstairs I detected a new, awful, sickening odor, nearly overpowering me. The door to the back yard, locked last night, was unlocked this morning. Just inside the door, a strange object. […]

Consumption Hits the Blalock Mansion

Consumption Hits the Blalock Mansion

Deathly illness at the Blalock Mansion in the mid-1890s. The family had enjoyed the mansion for nearly 10 years, but divorce, infighting, and petty jealousies made the house especially cold and hostile. Rebekkah Blalock hung in there even though husband Frederick was gone on business more than he was at home. Becky and only daughter Barbara […]