Norma and Nita

Norma and Nita Norma and Nita Kuykendall – July, 1959 – Forbes family...

Jack & Jane with Stanley Forbes

Jack & Jane with Stanley Forbes Uncle Jack, Aunt Jane, and their first son Stanley. That is most likely Vicky Millican on the right.I don’t recognize that pick-up truck behind the swing set, but that Ford looks like Uncle Clyde Kuykendall’s. That...

Billie, Vicky and Betty

Billie, Vicky and Betty We often referred to them as “The Girls.”  I believe they may have referred to us as “The Boys.” Three sisters, Billie, Vicky, and Betty. Oh, how we love these cousins of ours.We’re still trying to figure out where...

Who Is Tommy Moore?

Who Is Tommy Moore?  An unusual springtime snowfall canceled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s plans for a March 22, 1968 protest. More than 16 inches fell: the second largest snowfall in Memphis history, and well beyond the city’s yearly snowfall average of 5.6 inches....

Quarter Beer Night

Quarter Beer Night Most of us have heard at one time or another a hair-raising tale about an event which was so harrowing that it caused the storyteller’s “whole life to flash before” him. I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a “flash before me” experience; at least not...

The Mayor and I

The Mayor and I There once was a county clerk in Memphis, by the name of Dick Hackett. He was a hard line fundamentalist right winger who required female employees to wear bras. I wrote him and volunteered to be the county bra “inspector.” Needless to say, I didn’t...

Vicky, Anita, Billie, Norma & Betty

Vicky, Anita, Billie, Norma & Betty The Millican girls and two of the Kuykendall girls pose at this family gathering. Betty says she believes it was taken in Daddy Forbes’s back yard.  The date stamp on the photo reads “July...

Scanning Family Photos

Scanning Family Photos March 30, 2021: My cousin, Betty Millican Barnes, sent a packet of old family photos. I’ve been scanning them and trying to figure out who’s who. To see what we’ve scanned so far, click on the “Family Photos” link in the menu above; or click...

Bigger Group Picture of Backyard Gathering

Bigger Group Picture of Backyard Gathering More from a gathering in the back yard in Munford. Sam Byrd; unidentified woman (perhaps Vicky Millican?); Solomon Harris Forbes (Daddy Forbes) with back turned; two unidentified women seated on glider (Perhaps the one on the...

Forbes Family Gathering

Forbes Family Gathering Sam & Billy Byrd; Jane & Stanley Forbes. Solomon Harris “Hap” Forbes; and maybe Jack Forbes with back turned?To view larger image, click...

Our Move to Houston

Our Move to Houston Back in 1998, we were invited by Houston Baptist University to come to Houston.1998She received her call on Monday, June 29, and they flew the two of us down on Wednesday, July 1, 1998. They made their offer to hire on Thursday, July 2nd; then on...

Sam & Bill Byrd; Jane and Daddy Forbes – July 1959

Sam & Bill Byrd; Jane and Daddy Forbes – July 1959 A gathering of the Forbes Family, believed by Betty Millican Barnes to be in Daddy Forbes’s back yard. She also indicated she believed it was a birthday gathering for Uncle Joe. An obituary, though,...

Trump vs Puerto Rico

According to “The Lancet,” Trump and his administration exhibited open and relentless “hostility toward Puerto Ricans.””The Trump administration’s unremitting hostility toward Puerto Ricans was also reflected in its 2019 proposal to cut...

Border Crisis

Did the increase of children arriving at the border start under Trump or Biden? Answer:  Under Trump. Biden had nothing to do with it. The fact-checkers had a look. https://tinyurl.com/34em9ytv  ...

Rioters and Money Problems

Washington Post investigators found that nearly 60 percent of Trump’s insurrectionists “had prior money troubles, including bankruptcies, bad debts and tax liens.” https://tinyurl.com/38bfj2sv  ...

Kavanaugh Was Not Exonerated

AP says it’s a LIE that her witnesses refuted her allegation.  “WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Senate supporters misrepresented the record when they stated that three witnesses refuted Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation...

Trump Depleted Vaccine Reserve for Biden

Trump Depleted Vaccine Reserve for Biden According to Kate Riga and Josh Kovensky of Talking Points Memo, Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Azar gave “health officials the impression that their stockpiles would grow and allow them to dramatically expand the...

Lancet Commission on Public Health

Lancet Commission on Public Health From “The Lancet” – The premier British medical journal examined Trump’s conduct. The  Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health examined Trump’s actions and assessed their impact on public health....

LBJ’s Voting Rights Speech

Lydon Johnson’s address to Congress in support of voting rights should be required reading for all Americans today. ________________ “And We Shall Overcome”: President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Special Message to Congress Forward by someone at GMU: “Although the 15th...

Session Work

  Halley Lou Ya My friend, Delmark Goldfarb, wrote and produced this CD. I was living in Conway, Arkansas at the time, I visited Memphis to lay down some overdubs at Keith Sykes studio. In some quarters, you will see my harp parts credited to John Sebastian. When...

“Loneliness”

“Loneliness” Is There a Medical Cure for Loneliness ?  With older Americans at higher risk for social isolation, science may have a treatment  From AARP – The Magazine Genomics Researcher Steve Cole had never really thought much about loneliness and...

“Portable Man”

“Portable Man”   My friend, Delmark Goldfarb, wrote and produced this CD. I was living in Conway, Arkansas at the time, I visited Memphis to lay down some overdubs at Keith Sykes studio. In some quarters, you will see my harp parts credited to John...

GoDaddy Back-Ups

Month: October 2019 1) Log-in2) Sherrybyrd.com >>> Manage3) Sherrybyrd.com >>> Manage Hosting4) Sherrybyrd.com (Web Hosting with CPanel)5)...

Patrick Hall Moves on to Epiphany

Patrick Hall Moves on to Epiphany News from your Missioner This is the letter Patrick Hall sent to Autry House congregants – announcing his answering the call from Church of the Epiphany.________________________________________ Dear Autry House, It has been my...

Volkswagen Bug

Volkswagen Bug Tommy Moore | Quarter Beer Night | Mayor | Wall Jesus | Todd's Creek One of my favorite memories of driving a “Bug.” Running out of gas, but then coasting into the next gas station. One of my WORST memories of driving a “Bug.”...

Hindman’s Ferry Road

Hindman’s Ferry Road   My brother, Dwayne, my Nephew, Jeff, and I have been having a discussion about Hindman’s Ferry Road. We’re not sure which of today’s roads (if any) was Hindman’s Ferry. Jeff decided to ask Vance Lauderdale,...

Reaper Bookmarks

Reaper Bookmarks Some bookmarks I’ve collected. Most have to do with Reaper (Digital Audio Work Station).     Recording from Scratch Getting Started Drum Loops Bass Guitar Acoustic & Electric Guitars Virtual Instruments Vocals Mixing from Scratch...

Nice Recording

Blog I like this sound; recorded on the TASCAM DP008EX.   https://youtu.be/GIjUTMyAWeo?t=1m30s ________________________________________   “Southern Nights”   I use an 8 track digital recorder that is no larger than a cigar box. While it has...

$350 Studio?

https://youtu.be/XLXSqan3Jcs?t=49s Not sure about this; and I know the items are pricier now than when this guy recorded this; but for what it’s worth, here it is. Audio interface: Focusrite Scarlett Solo:  $99 (Has 1 Mic Preamp. and 2nd Input for guitar,...

Dodging the Flood

We Dodged a Bullet! Randal Byrd | August 31, 2017 | Storytelling We dodged a bullet! This picture was sent to us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. It was taken by our across the street neighbors. Our neighborhood became a river and a lake. Not one drop of water, though,...

Murals at Palmer

Murals at Palmer I just love these two murals by friends of ours from Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. They are the collaborative works of Jackie Campbell, Kaytee Esser, and Kelly Bourgeois. The murals each are about 20 feet wide. What spectacular work. Thank you,...

Statue Weary

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Do you have any idea what was going on in the south in 1964? Remember the 60s civil rights struggle? Remember the church bombings? Remember the police turning fire hoses on civil rights demonstrators? Then think of this. Why...

Blessing for Peggy and Steele

From June of 1996 until July of 1998, we worshiped with the good people at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas. After we moved to Houston, I entered into an arrangement by which the weekly sermons would be sent to me.  I would then publish then on...

Record Jobs Growth; Thank You, President Obama!

Yes there are records for jobs growth. From “The Atlantic” — November, 2016 “When Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate was passing 8 percent on its way to 10 percent. But US unemployment has now been at 5 percent or below every month...

Inform Your Face

This is a piece I wrote about 15 years ago at the behest of our rector. He challenged me to write an Evangelism article for our monthly newsletter.  I struggled for weeks, writing, rewriting, trashing my draft, and then writing again. Then, it hit me in a flash, and I...

Coming to Houston

Coming to Houston Back in 1998, we were invited by Houston Baptist University to come to Houston.1998She received her call on Monday, June 29, and they flew the two of us down on Wednesday, July 1, 1998. They made their offer to hire on Thursday, July 2nd; then on...

Reagan Corruption

Whenever someone brings up Reagan and paints him as a hero,  I like to cite this little fact from Sleepwalking Through History, by Haynes Johnson: The numbers of Reagan administration officials either indicted or the subject of criminal and ethical investigations...

Who Is Tommy Moore?

Who Is Tommy Moore? Tommy Moore | Quarter Beer Night | Mayor | Wall Jesus | Todd's Creek | Rassling Who Is Tommy Moore? An unusual springtime snowfall canceled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s plans for a March 22, 1968 protest. More than 16 inches fell: the second...

The Mayor and I

The Mayor and I There once was a county clerk in Memphis, by the name of Dick Hackett. He was a hard line fundamentalist right winger who required female employees to wear bras. I wrote him and volunteered to be the county bra “inspector.” Needless to say, I...

Saturday Morning Rassling

Tommy Moore | Quarter Beer Night | Mayor | Wall Jesus | Todd's Creek | Rassling A recent post to the Frayser High Class of 1969 website by Gary Harrison (class of ‘72) mentioned famous wrestlers, Tojo Yamamoto and Jackie Fargo. It reminded me of two other famous...

More Links

Blog-Teck Links PicMonkey Tutorials Divi Child Themes Do an online magazine No gap between Modules Day of the Dead Divi Layouts Pop Art Portrait Lagniappe Shoe Laces Dying Jeans NYT – State by...

Sunday School – 2016

Sunday School – Fall, 2016 Here it is – another school year!   9/11 Tom/Shannon 9/18 Shannon/Randy 9/25 Randy/Tom 10/2 Shannon/Randy 10/9 Randy/Yuko 10/16 Tom//Shannon 10/23 RETREAT 10/30 NO SUNDAY SCHOOL 11/6 Tom//Shannon 11/13 Shannon/Randy 11/20...

New Priest

We met our new associate rector at Palmer this past Sunday; and I do believe I have the distinction of being the first person she Communicated here....

Mercurochrome

Dole recounts his first war injury.   “I took a grenade in hand, pulled the pin, and tossed it in the direction of the farmhouse. It wasn’t a very good pitch (remember, I was used to catching passes, not throwing them). In the darkness, the grenade...