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No Agenda Here

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There be spoilers here. I don’t write with an agenda. There’s nothing here that is meant to convince you of anything. That’s not what I’m about; I’ve learned a while ago that people are mostly set in their ways about the topics that I’d want to sway them on (guns, gender relations — though now that I’m married I don’t… Read more »

Lynn Dwyer

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Lynn Dwyer Mini-Bio Lynn was born the first of two children to her parents, Mary and Samuel Collier, on August 3rd, 1927. Her brother, Daniel Collier, is attending medical school in Birmingham at the start of the Boots Are Red. Like Stretch and Ron, her dad worked at a textile plant and her mother was a home maker. In high… Read more »

All About Stretch

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Murphy “Stretch” Dwyer Mini-Bio: “Stretch”, as he became known in Middle School, was born to James and Janet Dwyer on January 1st, 1927, in Escagoula Point, MS. Stretch was the last of four: Sisters Georgia and Louise, and brother Robert. His dad worked with Ron’s dad at the same plant, and also served in the Navy during World War I…. Read more »

All about Ronnie

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Ronald Cavanaugh Mini-Bio: Ron was born to Winston and Irene Cavanaugh (nee Bosarge) on June 15th, 1927, in Escagoula Point, Mississippi. He was the first of three children: his brother, Thomas, was a year behind, and his sister, Jean, came two years after that. Up until he left for college, Ron lived his entire life in Escagoula Point. The family… Read more »

Audrey Carmen

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Some background information on Audrey Marie Carmen, one of my favorite characters to write: Mini-Bio: Audrey was born to Richard and Lynn Carmen (nee Mason) on April 10th, 1929, in Huntsville, Alabama. She was the last of five children: Richard Jr., Donald (Duke), Amanda Lynn Johnston (nee Carmen), and George “Babe” Carmen. When Audrey was 12, the family moved to… Read more »