Category: Family

David Matthew Merrill
November 22, 1977 - November 30, 2013

My Cousin

I was not sure if I wanted to write about this, but as I lay restless last night I realized there was no other way to get all the images out of my mind. To somehow make peace with the ...

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I Miss You Mawmaw. Love, Tige

Dear Mawmaw, It was two years ago today that you left in body, but I would argue it was a lot longer than that since the woman I describe in your eulogy walked this earth.  Oh, how I miss her.  ...

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A Girl Needs Her Grandmothers

I was incredibly lucky to have both of my grandmother’s for so long. I lost my Memom just shortly after my 40th birthday in August of 2009.  At 85, she still seemed larger than life to me.  Some people seem ...

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The Red Panty Distraction of 1978

When I was a kid, I spent my summers on a farm in Lead Hill, Arkansas  with my Mawmaw, Bob, Kathie, and often my great-grandmother, Mamaw Wines.  During this period of my life, Kathie was one of my best friends.  ...

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