Cane Branch Hollow, where I lived for a long time, has been named after me. I want to come back soon and see this honor given me after the war. I have many friends in Jenkins.
Once, when we had peace in this world, I was home on leave. My kids wanted me to take them to the last house in the hollow where I grew up. The old house was falling apart.
After all the places they lived in, it was hard for them to think I grew up in this old house. I told them I loved this old house and the four-mile walk round trip to school every day to Burdine, and also to Jenkins when we went to Jenkins School.
In my stateside and overseas duties, I missed Jenkins. It made me very homesick. I love you guys.
(Contributing writer Everett Vanover lives in California.)