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History in the Making

Were you ever forced to read the first book of the Old Testament of the Bible?  The one with all the ‘begats’?  What’s up with the genealogy list of a bunch of people who lived 5000 years ago, who died leaving no notable mark?  I never understood it until much […]


  The last time we talked in person was on your 70th wedding anniversary.  Mama had bronchitis on top of the leukemia, but we wanted to see you, if only for a short visit.  Your physical rehab was going well enough that they had talked of sending you home earlier in the week, […]

Keeping a Promise

Aunt Mary died right before Thanksgiving in 2005 in a small town in west Georgia. Her funeral was held over the holiday weekend because everyone was available.  Like most of rural America, if you are to be cremated, your body is sent to a larger town, and ashes are returned later […]