Gaining a Child’s Respect

A few years back I asked Mom what she remembers of the hard parts of raising my 3 brothers and me. She didn't hesitate and said, "Y'all are wonderful. I couldn't be prouder. I only have good memories of each one of you." It wasn't the answer I expected. Her memories of me are better…

Hidden In Plain View

"I've already done one lap." I had just joined Ellison in the Bed, Bath and Beyond store. NOT his kind of store, but he had a gift receipt and wanted to use it before he moved to Mississippi. I was excited that he let me tag along. "I've already done one lap." He did not…