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Posts published by “Brad Wiley”

Bill Holcomb’s Valley Life

For this episode of Bill Holcomb’s life, I visited him at his and Eva’s home, a lovely owner-designed indoor/outdoor dwelling, part domicile, part workshop, part…

Willie & Me, 1972-2018

I first met Willis Tucker in the early spring of 1972. I had moved to Anderson Valley the year before, bought part of the old…

Willis Tucker, A Shining Light

Willis “Willie” Tucker was born on the family farm in Meyer Creek, Arkansas, in 1926.  The farm, his daughter Marti Titus believes, was around a…

Grandma Stubblefield, Part IV

Stoic as always Susan Murray, after her husband Cleveland died in 1865, continued gracefully and ambitiously down her life’s road. She and the children, with…

The Stubblefield Rose, Part 2

Last week’s ‘Stubblefield’ book review ended with Susan and her Murray family poised to depart from their Missouri home and migrate to California, “the land…

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