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Grandfather's Diary, Part V

This is going to be the last entry for my grandfather’s diary because I deem most of what’s left too personal to publish.

“In October 1944 I entered Senatobia, Mississippi boarding school as I had never had the chance to finish high school. 357 more words

Location: Mississippi

Grandfather's Diary, Part IV

Last week, my grandfather had been elected to cotton weigher for Tippah County. He skips some time and we’re now in the 1940s. His parents were separated and he was living with his mother, taking care of her. 847 more words


Grandfather's Diary, Part III

One of the things I noticed about this short diary of my grandfather’s is his way of slipping off subject and becoming very thoughtful to the point of being morose. 273 more words


Grandfather's Diary, Part II 

As I’ve said before, my grandfather was prone to dark moods. But reading about it, it made him live for me and I could understand him better. 262 more words

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Grandfather's Diary, Part I

Over the next several Mondays, I plan on transcribing the short diary my paternal grandfather left behind. Mack Holley was an enigma of a man, even though I never knew him. 1,119 more words


Will of James B. Higgins

Will of James B. Higgins
Montgomery County, Maryland
Will Book 3: 1-2
Written 9 May 1844
Filed 1 August 1848

“In the name of God Amen, I James B. 907 more words


Amanuensis Monday - Flo Ought to Be Proud of That

In the fall of 1945, when she was not yet sixteen, my dad’s second sister left home.  Irene had worked as a babysitter for a family in Idaho; when they moved to… 432 more words

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