A Good Mama is Hard to Lose

Shelby1

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...]

Oprah Smoking?

Oprah

Have you seen this photo of Oprah smoking? She sent it out by tweet to her gazillion followers, along with this statement: And THAT’s a Wrap! Terrance Howard and me in our goodbye “love scene”. Thanks Lee Daniels for the great experience. #theButler Most of the media response to Oprah’s tweet focuses on the fact [Read More...]

Praying for Miracles

Mama with Mannie and Nicole Barnes in Landon's room.

  Back in my reporting days I did a story about miracles and the people who believe in them. A neighbor woman, who had been suffering from cancer, got a clean bill of health, an answer to prayer, she said. In preparation to write that story I interviewed her doctor. “This is no miracle,” he [Read More...]


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