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Part One.  On Being Back.

08/09/2015

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And welcoming others. Hug their necks and tell them they need the first 5 rules: 1. Bless his (or her) heart. This simple phrase excuses all comments made about friends, family and acquaintances. It ABSOLVES you. 2. “The devil’s beating his wife.” This is how a southerner responds, gazing heavenward, if it’s raining and the […]

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Magical History Tour: Alphabetical Order

02/12/2014

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“They ought to bury people in alphabetical order.  It would save a lot of time.” That’s what my Dad said as we walked up and down the rows of headstones at Riverside Cemetery in Marianna, Florida.  We were looking for Robert H. Ward Senior, my father’s father.  The day was a sunny one.  The breeze […]

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Magical History Tour: Part 1

02/11/2014

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Last Thursday I left North Carolina for a tour of Georgia, Florida and Alabama with my sister and my parents.  In three days (Friday through Sunday) we visited sites in three states; Mom and Dad’s childhood homes and what felt like a hundred graveyards.  It was a magical history tour.  My folks are in their […]

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