Category Archives: Shanks-Kuykendall

Week #4 — Closest to My Birthday, Homer Kuykendall Shanks, #4

While my dad’s birthday is closer to mine, I felt I *had* to write about Papa, my dad’s dad. ┬áHis birthday is about 3 weeks after mine, he died the day before my 13th birthday, and I just discovered this … Continue reading

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Week 1: Fresh Start, David L. Darden (#34)

It was 1870 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. David Lemuel Darden, a physician living and working in his native Tuscaloosa, reported that he was living with his seven children, ranging from age 2 to age 16, and a 69-year-old woman named Agnes. … Continue reading

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