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My mother

Subscriber only"It is with both joy and sadness that I inform you that our mother, Verna May (Hall) Linzey, has graduated to her heavenly reward. She was 97 years old, and held on to this life to the end. She left this life just before noon (Pacific Time) on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2016. She had been in the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif." Continue reading...

Mayberry yearns for Andy

Subscriber onlyMount Airy, N.C., is the home town of actor Andy Griffith. Today the town looks like it did when the television show that bears his name was popular. Tourism is huge with places the show made famous such as Floyd's barbershop. Continue reading...

We start with the Bible

Subscriber onlyThe last time I saw my grandfather, Stanford Linzey, he was 96 years old. I asked him: "Grandpa, what is the most important thing in life? I want to pass your thought on to my children as part of their family heritage." Continue reading...

I will ...

Subscriber onlyI will never be poor. I will not rest until I get even. I will always love you. These statements are often said to oneself half consciously and half subconsciously, but they have one thing in common. They are all vows and vows have power when they are more than words. Vows that come from deep within rest on deep emotion resting on an even deeper resolve. Continue reading...