Back to the Roots

NOT A GRAVE STORY Judy Light Ayyildiz MOUNT VERNON CEMETERY IN TEAYS VALLEY, West Virginia sprawls gracefully just across the road from a two-story farmhouse.  Tons of tombstones fill the postcard gravesite among a green country garden bed tumbling over with primroses, old hanging trees, unpruned azalea and peony bushes and an assortments of flowers. I was born in the farmhouse across the road. Snow of a February afternoon piled high onto the sit-in-rockers front porch.  My granny, Gracie[...]
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