Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Castle, Part II

“My first teacher was Miss Margaret Joiner. I liked school and soon made lots of new little friends. Mary was in third grade just down the hall from Miss Joiner’s room. The first graders got out thirty minutes before the … Continue reading

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The Castle

“I was very lonesome after Tiny and Mary were both in school and would sit every day on the front steps with my Sue doll waiting for them to come home to lunch. Mama and Bama would be in the … Continue reading

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Black Sheep and Cudns

Evans and Stott children with Aunt Bonnie’s daughters “Daddy [Howard]’s mother had died when he was five or six years old. His Daddy later married twice more and outlived both of them too. Daddy had two sisters, Bonnie and Willie, … Continue reading

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Reptiles and Relatives

“One of our favorite stories was about the time we were eating our breakfast in the breakfast room when I was very small and I very nonchalantly looked at Mary and said, ‘Mamie, I see a nake.’ There in the … Continue reading

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Spooks and Spring Water

“One Fourth of July [our family] took us to Owens Wells, which was somewhere near Durant and sort of a resort where they had gone in years past. There was dinner on the ground with all kinds of good food, … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

[Note: For those who may have tuned in late, here’s a primer on Who’s Who in Sara’s memoirs. “Mama” is Jessie West Evans, the mother of Sara, Tiny and Mamie (and later, Son and Tricia). “Big” is Olive West Stott, … Continue reading

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Holmes Sweet Holmes

“Sometimes Big and Bama and Mama would take us to Holmes County where they had grown up about six miles southwest of Durant. We would go to Macedonia Church, a small country church which they had attended and where some … Continue reading

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