A Good Mama is Hard to Lose

Shelby1

Shelby Jean Mayes Spears, 75, died after a brief bout of cancer at her son’s home in Auburn, WA. on December 26, 2012. Born on January 23, 1937, to John Harve Mayes and Ruth Matilda Shropshire Mayes of Rogersville, TN., Shelby was the youngest of six children and the family’s only girl. Surrounded by all [Read More...]

Roll Call:Bill Huff

25th ID

If it is true what they say about the ways in which we are connected to one another — only about 4 degrees of separation — I’m hoping you can help me track down somebody. In 1966 when my father’s body was returned from Vietnam to the states, he was escorted by a SFC Willie [Read More...]

Just as I am: An excerpt

Just as I am Mama decided to bury Daddy at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery over in Greeneville, Tennessee. Some of Daddy’s kin didn’t like that idea; they wanted him buried at McCloud, the town where he’d lived as a boy. To try and make them happy, Mama arranged for the funeral service to be held [Read More...]


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