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Archive for July, 2014

July 20th, 2014 by

Byrds of a Feather

Lovey LouEmma Andrews was 13 when she married 15-year-old Henry Isom Byrd. I was four years old when she died. I don’t remember her, but folks say her name fit her. She was my mama’s mama’s mama. My mama told me she sat at Mama Byrd’s bedside after her stroke and prayed that she could […]

July 15th, 2014 by

Moon Landing

Daddy King had two sisters who lived together in Montgomery for half of the 20th century. I think they both worked at Maxwell Air Force Base. Mama King wrote about them frequently in her diary. She called them “the girls.” Aunt Lillian never married. (She gave Angie some pillowcases from her “hopeless chest”—but she said […]

July 8th, 2014 by

A Perfect Pedicure, Mon

Briana gives pedicures. She talks all the time about pedicures. She points out how much you need a pedicure and hounds you until you sit still and let her paint your toenails. She does a great job. She is diligent and tedious in her chosen art. In the summer of 2012, our church youth group […]