Tag Archives: Mammaw

Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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Christmas with Boiled Custard: I’ll Have Mine with Calf Slobbers!

One of the ancient Christmas traditions in our family, living near the south bank of the North Fork of the Holston River, in Scott County, Virginia, was to gather in at the old family homeplace. ¬†Granddaddy Ketron was still living … Continue reading

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Pappaw’s Irises

He would be over 100 years old if he was still living. ¬†He’s been gone 17 years. James Robert Smith was born in a little house near McKenzie Branch, near the Galloway home, on a farm with two high, steep … Continue reading

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Moving Memories

I think that since childhood I’ve moved about nine times. Continue reading

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