Heading out tomorrow for my dad’s farm in the hills of the Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky. It will be a great weekend as we are having the Sparks family reunion. My Mamaw was Olga Francis Sparks… the sweetest, funniest, and strongest woman I ever knew. She had been through hell and back and still smiled. She raised five boys on Bowen hill with little support or empathy from Papaw, as was the custom of those days. She did not come from a well-to-do family neither which kinda put her at the bottom of the barrel among some of the wealthier land owners. But, her charm and free spirit won over a lot of hearts…. even the coldest ones. I miss her and so happy to get to spend time with all her clan this weekend.