Being broken up with by your girlfriend in elementary school is always a traumatic event, especially when she bluntly tells you that you would go better with her cousin, whom you don’t even really know at the time.
That’s how I met Jen, my friend Carrie Miller’s cousin, when I was about 10.
If I could sum her up in one word, it would simply be funny…with awkward as a close second. She was a lanky, tall tomboy with the most outrageous personality ever.
A man who has done so much for many in Shelby County was taken from his family and legion of friends Monday by the ugliness of cancer, but the beauty of his soul will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
At 79, Cordy Armstrong’s lifetime of accomplishments were many, magistrate of more than 25 years, deputy sheriff for four years, an Army veteran, years of dedication to the Cropper Ruritan Club, his lifetime of farming and his affiliation with the United States Trotting Association,
Saturday’s charity fundraiser, Rob Fest, may have seemed much like many other charity concert events except for the large crowd of 1,600 at first.
That is, until the young man for whom it was held, 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, who had suffered a severe brain injury, was brought to the scene by family members and introduced to the crowd by the lead singer of the band New Breed.
Then the atmosphere changed from that of summertime fun in the park to something more.