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What, we're not from Mississippi?

As long as I can remember, my mother Ruth Washington, told me that our family was originally from Mississippi.  Mom and Uncle Thomas were born in Tennessee and my Aunt Lillian was born in Kentucky. 276 more words




The recent killings in Orlando, Dallas and elsewhere thrust madmen into our consciousness. Their insanity follows a string of similar outrages.   Despite wall-to-wall media coverage few of us can begin to fathom the mindsets of these murderers. 1,084 more words

Undated, Incompletely Labeled Photograph

Along with our unknown soldier, this photograph has long been a mystery I’ve wanted to solve. It is not dated and many of the individuals are not identified. 202 more words


The Forgotten Garden, a book review

When we were in San Francisco, we visited the Book Passage book store situated in the Ferry Building. There, I bought a used copy of the book… 304 more words


The Smallest of Clues

This snippet from the 1940 Federal Census looks pretty innocent, just another happy little family snuggled between neighbors on a page. Ralph, my paternal grandfather, 360 more words

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