A Good Mama is Hard to Lose

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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...]

Triplets, Curses & other Garden Tales

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The Gardener     Nobody drives fast by her house. Everyone slows down to gawk. Some even park their cars and walk up the brick paver-pathway to the big house with the wide plank-porch, in search of The Gardener. “How do you do it?” they gush. “Get these flowers to grow so beautifully, here in this desert land?” The soil in these parts is mostly [Read More...]

In the Garden Shed with God

I’m not Catholic but I’ve always liked the notion of a confessional booth. The story in BLUE LIKE JAZZ when Don Miller and friends constructed a confessional booth on Reed College’s campus was my favorite part of the whole book. If I were to build a Confessional booth I would want it to be a [Read More...]


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