Series: Along the Way... | Story 5

My mother was born on May 19th, 1913. When she was born 110 years ago, World War I hadn’t happened, the Civil War was a recent memory for many. There were ex-slaves who still worked in the family fields and household. The whole idea of the Civil Rights movement was unimaginable to virtually anyone. Radio had been invented but I don’t think it had reached rural Mississippi. Television and computers were things of which few folks could imagine.

We can go back some 2,500 years to get some perspective. There was a fellow named Heraclitus who lived in Ephesus. He pre-dated Socrates and the more fam...

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