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...]

Next Stops: Lake Oswego & The Dalles

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I learned to love reading long before I first stepped inside a Bookmobile. Mama taught me the value of story by reading to me most every night. But it was more than love of great books that made me linger inside that Muskogee County Bookmobile parked on the corner of Lake Forest Trailer Court in [Read More...]


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