Summers at Christian Bend, TN

Cousin Lon Christian

         Wild dogwoods were in bloom when Mama’s Aunt Cil died in spring 1968, and it nearly broke her heart. Aunt Cil was her last physical connection to her mama, Granny Ruth, and with those two matriarchs gone, Mama’s world just crumbled around her. Frank, Linda and I had spent a good [Read More...]

A Gold Star Daughter’s story

Dad's Casket. 2.

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...]

The best dream I never had

konnie

  Anyone who knows our daughter Konnie knows that she lives out her joy. That kind of thing can’t be taught. She came to a faith early in life. I think a large part of that was having siblings. Konnie had the benefit of observing five people live out their faith around her everyday. Five [Read More...]


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