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Last Word: New to the Area

My family’s migration south began before my wife and I met, when we (both Illinois natives) went to college in Indiana. Four years later, we married and followed a job to Kentucky. Now, departing that job, we’ve uprooted and moved …

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Work of the Quiet Mountains


What I remember most about that day in Tarlton Cemetery is the wind. 

It was a ferocious, fanged February wind barreling across the Ozark Plateau, wailing through hills and hollows before finding friends and family of the deceased on

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