Monthly Archives: June 2011

The End of the Beginning

“By this time we were enjoying Son more than ever. Every morning Mama would build a fire in the living room for us to dress by. She was trying to potty train Son and would tell us to hold his … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing through the Tombstones

“Daddy left his job at the Buckeye Oil Mill and opened up a cotton brokerage office on Howard Street in about 1927, but the next year accepted a job as manager of the Delta Cotton Oil Company in Jackson, and … Continue reading

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It’s a Boy (Finally!)

“The year before we moved I was in second grade with Miss Tallou Townsend as my teacher. It was an uneventful but happy school year, and I was still in the class with most of the friends I had made … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

“I remember walking over to River Road with Mama to see the new bridge (Keesler Bridge) they were building across the Yazoo River. She liked to tell us about the big steamboats which used to come down the river hauling … Continue reading

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Bookworms

“The house on Strong Avenue had bookcases in the living room, and they were always filled with books. Both Mama and Daddy liked to read and always provided us with plenty of books. We had a set of The Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Miss Minnie

“It was on one of my visits with Bama to Big’s house that I first met Miss Minnie Attlesey, the next door neighbor. She had come over to visit, the only time I remember her coming over there even during … Continue reading

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The Big House

“Before I started to school Bama would take me in the afternoon down to Big’s house at 115 East Washington Street to play with John, who was four years younger than I and just a baby then. I remember John … Continue reading

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