a hard life…

This last week I went to Kentucky with my Grandma. I loved this trip. Hearing old stories about my family. I learned that my Grandma and her sisters should have never gotten out of the hollers alive. We have no reason to complain. No matter how hard our lives can be, no one knows or…

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Uncle James

In Kentucky, in a 60’s era Nazarene church with stained glass windows, the service started with a heavy feeling. The silence made more ominous only by the wailing of the widow and the oldest daughter. As Taps were played after a very respectful Veteran presentation, you could hear the proof of many tears in the…

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the most ominous occasion i’ve ever been to

Someone else should have preached that funeral. The 86-year-old pastor who either didn’t know my aunt Ruby or was too concerned with the heat to care about her should never have been the one officiating her send off. His message was void of feeling, references to who my aunt was, or any kind of concern…

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