Tag Archives: Memoir

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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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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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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Robert Mayo Canady: In His Own Words

The Early Years It was in it was in the morning of March 9, 1930 that my birth occurred for my parents, Silas Bayne Canady and Zubie Lee Miller who lived at that time in the home of Isham Theodore … Continue reading

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The Permission Speech

August 8, 2012 Mother looks so small lying in bed, even smaller in her wheel chair.  Today she ate.  Some days she sleeps all day now.  Other days her eyes may open, but she will steadfastly hold her lips tight … Continue reading

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