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Sixteen Months of Storms, Part 9

A couple of notes about the “home front” while we were going to Houston. Lynette’ sister Guyanne Little Hargrove, the people of Rexford United Methodist Church, and the attendees at the south Rankin/Simpson County Charge Conference on October 29 shared … Continue reading

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Sixteen Months of Storms Part 8

o, we returned from MD Anderson on Thursday, October 4, 2017 with questions. We had a copy of the research protocol. Lynette had appointments with her UMMC doctors on October 19. We wanted to be sure that this was indeed … Continue reading

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Sixteen Months of Storms Part 7

Before October 1, 2017, I had last been in Houston in the summer of 1977. Then, I had been part of the First Baptist Church Greenville, MS youth choir and I had no responsibility for driving or navigating. Lynette had … Continue reading

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Sixteen Months of Storms, Part 6

A couple of details about August and September 2017, before I tell of our trips to MD Anderson. A small church a few miles from Harrisville had its pastor (who was part time with them) leave to take a full … Continue reading

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16 months of Storms 5

Having completed our move to Harrisville, it was time to transition doctors for Lynette. She had her final appointment with Dr. Hightower on June 30, She was also transitioning to a new type of infused chemotherapy. Her first treatment under … Continue reading

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Sixteen Months of Storms 4

I mentioned a couple of posts back that Lynette went on disability leave through the United Methodist Church’s Comprehensive Protection Plan beginning January 1, 2017. St. Paul very generously kept her on partial salary through the end of June. It … Continue reading

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16 Months of Storms 3

The Spring of 2017 was relatively “unremarkable.” We were processing our move to Harrisville, but things went smoothly on that front. One memorable event came on Maundy Thursday. Jack Lofln, my first District Superintendent and father of my Millsaps and … Continue reading

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Daddy, I Can’t Wake Mama Up

The night of December 11-12 was quiet. Lynette did not wake me up in the night. When I woke up that morning, she appeared to be sleeping peacefully. I decided to let her sleep and began my morning activities. About … Continue reading

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Three Years On

December 11, 2017 was Lynette’s first full day at home on hospice. My bed was just feet away from Lynette’s newly installed hospital bed. Overnight, she had called me to assist with a personal hygeine issue. She was disturbed that … Continue reading

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The anonymous town that was the model for school desegregation

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