Tag Archives: Ruby Herndon Arnett

Mother’s Day

For the first time in over fifty years, I did not call my mom, send a card or flowers. I did think about her, though. A lot. Continue reading

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True Grit

A man who takes more pride in what his wife can do than he takes in what he can keep her from doing is more likely to have a longer life and to enjoy it more. Continue reading

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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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A Good Race

I faced a bit of a dilemma last weekend. After getting news of my mother’s death early Thursday evening, I had to decide what to do about the mud run on Saturday for which I’d registered back in April. In … Continue reading

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Never Her Own Person

I can’t speak to her years of growing up, of being a teenager but I suspect that as the oldest of at least eight children, Mom probably never really had the chance to be a kid. If memory serves me … Continue reading

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What Shall I Grieve?

My mother was granted release from the prison of flesh last evening. She was 99 years old and died peacefully with some family members present. Continue reading

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At River’s Edge

Sometimes in their last hours on this earth, it seems others can see things that we cannot… Continue reading

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