Dennis Rogers: He was more than just Elvis and barbecue.

Updated: Aug 13, 2020


"Hey Saunders, come over here."

It was my former newsroom colleague, Dennis Rogers, beckoning me to his desk to listen to a voicemail message left by a reader.

Among other things, the caller was berating him for writing about barbecue too danged much.

My first reply: "Is that possible?"

My second reply was "Don't worry, old bean. You write about waaaaay more than just barbecue. Gimme a couple of days and I'll think of something else."

I was joshing, of course, because Dennis Rogers wrote about most things that are important to Southerners or would-be Southerners.