Tag Archives: Freeda Holladay

More Than “Brother Charlie’s Wife”

One month ago today I sat in the chapel at JH Churchill funeral home in Murray, KY beginning what would be the family‚Äôs final good-by to our 99 year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The service began with a song that … Continue reading

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More Truth About Halloween

One of my church members was deeply touched by my confession… “I scored a couple of PayDays,” Brett wrote on Facebook, “I’ll give you one of them.” Continue reading

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Beyond Survival

What strangers can’t see and even family members might not accurately perceive is the degree of determination. She would have fit right in with the pioneers who pushed their way through the Cumberland Gap a few generations ago. Continue reading

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Joy in the Mountains-Part II

The starter, not wanting to burden some fit, well-prepared young group, tells me, “Just find a team of three people your age and run with them.” Continue reading

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Fun in the Mountains-Part I

I just spent three days of the most enjoyable visit I can remember with three of my siblings and the spouses of two of them. The pleasure of the visit was not rooted in nostalgia nor was it focused on entertainment or tourism. Continue reading

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Mountaineer Mud Run

We are doing this to celebrate Freeda’s survival, to enjoy the blessings of family and to honor the memory of a man more inclined to deal with whatever life dished out rather than to sit around feeling sorry for himself. Continue reading

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