Author Archives: Jeanette

Swimming (or Sinking!) in Screven

My grammar school days were quite memorable due to having several very important friends as classmates.  Among those and best remembered for the longest time is my good friend today, Barry Elwood Nichols. He and I started 1st grade together … Continue reading

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See my newly published story in the The Sun!

MY HUSBAND, JACK, was going to die. He had hepatitis B and needed a liver transplant, but his insurance company refused to cover the procedure. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. The virus would only have attacked the new liver, killing him eventually. Jack … Continue reading

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The Whoopin’ From Dad and What I Leaned

Along with my other “entrepreneurial” pursuits my sister, Maxine, and I started another money making enterprise.  Among other crops, we grew peanuts on our farm which led to Maxine and I entering a joint venture where we would pull up … Continue reading

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Bob’s First Business Ventures

The two-horse farm was too much work for my father to attend to alone, so soon after my parents purchased the farm, they built a “tenant house” on the farm which was located about one-quarter mile north of our house.  … Continue reading

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The Early Years: The New Family Farm Continued

Our family farm was well suited for growing a number of different crops that farmers normally grew in this particular area.  We grew corn, tomatoes, tobacco, cotton, and soybeans.  Both my father and mother worked in the fields preparing the … Continue reading

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The Early Years: The New Family Farm

  In approximately 1936 my parents completed the purchase of their first farm, located across a creek from where we lived on the rented Tyre farm.  By traveling the roads, it was about three quarters of a mile from my … Continue reading

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Bob’s Early Years, Continued

The next memories that I have of my childhood are associated with the time after we moved back to Screven, GA and lived on the rental farm (the Preacher Tyre farm) near my grandfather Miller’s farm. While we were living … Continue reading

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The Early Years, Christmas

The poor economic status of our family didn’t allow us to have much beyond the absolute necessities in life.  There were no luxury items, only the barest of life’s necessities.  For example, the only things that we children would have … Continue reading

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Lightning Bolts

It was at my first husband’s Celebration of Life I became acutely aware of my affection for Bob. He was amused. I nearly fainted, and it was all Sherri’s fault. A long time best friend, she approached Bob as he … Continue reading

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My Earliest Memories

Earliest Memories My earliest childhood memories are from the time in which we lived with my grandmother Canady in Emanuel County Georgia. One of the first memories I have of her was when she took me with her into the … Continue reading

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