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Hay Season in Tennessee

By Ralphine Major I can see it coming over the hill right now.  I can hear it, too–our red Farmall tractor pulling a wagon stacked high with hay, young boys,…

Love of Country

By Ralphine Major He became a graduate of Gibbs High School—eventually.  Our father and others in his class had their education interrupted when they were drafted into the Army during…

Basketball, Rabbits, and A Loving Mother (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He often set a screen for his teammates placing himself between them and the defense.  Those screens accounted for many of the 2-point shots that helped the…

Basketball, Rabbits, and a Loving Mother

By Ralphine Major Her sons wore Nos. 40 and 42 on the Gibbs High School 1964-65 basketball team.  Virginia and her late husband, Clay Graves, were well-known leaders in the…

What is it About This Place?

What is it About This Place?

100 Years of Gibbs By Ralphine Major It is the heartbeat of Harbison’s Crossroads.  Before one even reaches the campus of Gibbs High School, there are historical landmarks in the…

What is… a Caregiver?

By Ralphine Major “Do you help an older family member pay bills or do household chores such as meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning?  Do you assist with medication, provide transportation,…

SWISH!! Give — Him — Two!

By Ralphine Major He got lots of “twos” during the 1964-65 basketball season.  His coach wishes there had been a three-point shot back then.  Leslie Spitzer, a Gibbs High senior…

Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport…

A Cold Night in Murfreesboro

By Ralphine Major It was January of ‘65 and the undefeated Gibbs Eagles were in Middle Tennessee for a matchup with undefeated Murfreesboro. Principal Max Clendenen tried to open the…

Making Plans for Murfreesboro—Again

By Ralphine Major The 1964-65 Gibbs High School boys’ basketball team was having an exciting year.  Since their win over Livingston Academy before Christmas, they played six more games in…