"WOW" That is a beautiful tribute for your Mom. Definitely worth sharing the story for all of us to reflect on. Another of her great accomplishments is in her raising such a fine person as "John Ellis"... Mom and Son are both respected and worthy of recognition... And this comes from my heart; not the keyboard... - Ed Smock
And now.......as Paul Harvey used to say........."we know the rest of the story". John - I have always regarded you as one of those very special guys that has blessed our community. That subtle "southern charm", and warm personality. Time and concern for everyone, and never a cross word. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Thank you for sharing your mom with us - you both have a right to be mighty proud. Your Thanksgiving sharing is a gift to us all. Thank you!!!