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...]

Gold Star Family Day

Gold Star

  It has taken far too long for the leaders of this nation to do the honorable thing but finally, a U.S. President has realized the error and is seeking to correct it. President Obama has issued a proclamation declaring today — this Sunday — Gold Star Family Day. Here’s part of what the proclamation [Read More...]

What will you do with the gift?

  As headlines announce the withdrawal of troops in Iraq and as politicians tout victories won, let’s not forget that all across America there are families who are missing a loved one this Christmas.   Excerpt from AFTER THE FLAG HAS BEEN FOLDED: The night before Daddy shipped out to Vietnam, I had been to [Read More...]


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