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Georgia and Johnny Johnson Celebrate 50 Golden Years!

By Ralphine Major One look at the anniversary invitation unlocked a treasure-trove of memories, taking me back to the time our father’s youngest sister was married. Georgia Major and Johnny…

Nothing but Net!

By Ralphine Major It was a good while back that she handed me a big brown envelope. I did not realize at first, but it was full of gems from…

Celebrating Life the Wright Way

By Ralphine Major Walking up the sidewalk to the back door of the house was like stepping into the pages of a farm life magazine.  It was a walk our…

‘Blackbird Fly’

‘Blackbird Fly’

By Ralphine Major She already fills many roles in her daily life—Christian, wife, mother of two, and hairdresser.  Now, she has added a new title after her name:  published author.…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley (Part II)

By Ralphine Major Gene Allen Cantley, the only sophomore on Bob Dagley’s 1965 Gibbs Eagles’ team, served in the United States Army, E-5, and was stationed in Germany.  It was…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley

By Ralphine Major He was the only sophomore on the team.  Gene Cantley played guard for Head Coach Bob  Dagley’s 1964-65 Gibbs Eagles when he was called on as the…

JAXSON’S STORY

By Ralphine Major As their two-week old baby was wheeled away to surgery, his parents pondered all that had happened.  In a span of thirty minutes, Rachael and Drew Cope…

Rachael and Drew’s Special Gift

By Ralphine Major Over the phone, her voice was calm and she sounded well-spoken.  As we talked, I could tell she was wise beyond her years.  In person, Rachael was…

A Special Team

By Ralphine Major It will soon be coming to a close. My long-running series on the 1965 Gibbs Eagles’ basketball team has gone on much longer than I had planned.…

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