Posts Tagged geneology

Whipped With a Hankie

  My Great Grandma Ashley wasn’t big as a minute. So when she threatened to whip me, I wasn’t scared, even at age three or four. Besides, when she threatened to swat me, she was smiling that sweet old lady smile. And brandishing her embroidered hankie — that’s what she was going to whip me […]


Okie Pride Awhile in Coming

  It’s always been cool to be “Sooner born and Sooner bred”, at least on a football field. (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Selmon). But as for being from Oklahoma, well, that was a different story. I left Oklahoma as soon as I could. I was 20, I think, when I crossed the Red River […]