When Our Family Stories Are Hard

They booed me because they thought a Cumbo couldn’t be smart enough to coach. – Dad This is one of the stories my dad told me last night when we were talking about his family stories.  When he was a senior in high school, he was the head coach of their JV...

The Burden, Blessed, of Family Stories

This morning, research led me to discover that my great-uncle – my papa’s brother – was in prison.  I expect my dad knows this, and I may have known it at one point, too.  But still, it feels like discovery. I find a great-aunt who died 30 minutes...