Monthly Archives: November 2011

Papa Pickles, Part II

This is not from Sara’s memoir. Just a personal observation, so bear with me. LSU 52, Ole Miss 3. My father taught me to love many things in life, not the least of which was Ole Miss football. And he … Continue reading

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Papa Pickles

“In 1979 Russell’s thirty-three year job with H.J.Heinz Company came to an end, when they terminated all of the sales force and decided to sell their products through food brokers. It was quite a blow because he had intended to … Continue reading

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Mamie and Howard

“Mary and Howard had moved back to Greenwood from Ohio in 1980, and in September, 1981, Howard died. Mary and I had been out to the hospital and to the nursing home, and he was going to go hunting with … Continue reading

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Matriarch

“In 1981 we put Mama in the nursing home. She did not want to go but for a while enjoyed the company and being waited on. In the last year of her life she could not remember things very well … Continue reading

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The Saints Go Marching Out

“In 1970 Uncle Roy died and five years later Big. They had been so good to all of us and it was hard to imagine that they wouldn’t always be around. Big had moved to the nursing home and spent … Continue reading

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Wishes and Weddings

“There have been many exciting times in my life, but two of the most exciting were the weddings of Cathy and Mary Carol. They were a lot of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. It was fun making … Continue reading

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Real Retirement

“People were so nice to save their throw-away Coke bottles for me and Russell would check all the discount stores and dime stores on his territory looking for the type of nylon sock we used and for styrofoam balls at … Continue reading

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