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Patriot

Patriot

  I’m sitting in a hotel room in Washington, D.C., as I write this. Here for my cousin, Brigadier General J.B. Burton’s, military retirement, I watched as his 31 year career with the Army was honored. He has had 18 posts, and 9 deployments, including...
Memories of my Granny

Memories of my Granny

  I remember her sitting in her red chair, feet propped up on its ottoman, where she would beckon me to sit. She let me try on some of her nightgowns, and since she was often in some sort of lounge wear in her last years, we would sit together, matching, and she...
The Grandpa I Never Knew

The Grandpa I Never Knew

  He’s always been a bit of a mystery to me, my father’s father. Because he died in a random car accident at the age of 87, and when I was just two weeks old, I have no memory of him at all. He’s a mishmash of family lore and photos in my mind,...