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...]

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...]

Wonders of the Brokenhearted

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  The argument over health care is politically-charged and I have nothing much to add to it other than choices matter. They can make the difference between life and death, between a good life or a miserable one. Mama has choices, and for this day I’m grateful for that. When we sat down as a family [Read More...]


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