A Soldier’s Funeral

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    The funeral service was held Wednesday morning, August 3, 1966, at McCloud Baptist Church. Mama was up at daybreak. I don’t think she’d slept at all the night before. I could hear her trying to move quietly around the trailer, so as not to wake any of us. Shortly before the sun scrubbed [Read More...]

A Gold Star Daughter’s story

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The Man in the Jeep   At first I never even noticed the jeep, what with trying to tie up the bulldog pup. Grandpa Harve was sitting in a mesh lawn chair nearby, his dead arm slung down between his legs. His good hand flicked a cigarette stub. “Karen, you hold her,” Mama instructed over [Read More...]

When Roe v. Wade becomes personal

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  Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from AFTER THE FLAG HAS BEEN FOLDED (Wm. Morrow). When I hear people pontificating about abortion (pro or con), I remember this girl…    My brother called me on a Sunday afternoon. It was the first time we’d spoken in months. His voice was gentle but firm. [Read More...]


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