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By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Writer 

The tale of my brother known as 'Humpy'


May 9, 2019

I'm writing this story in honor of my brother Jarvis. He was known all his short forty nine years as "Humpy".

Humpy got that moniker from a fall from the farm wagon when he was just a little tike. Daddy and Mama were clearing some land where they thought one day would be where they planned to settle and build our family a house. Baby Jarvis was in the wagon and somehow tumbled out to hit the ground. The family lore had Daddy and Mama saying he was like Humpty Dumpty in the fable nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. Humpty got shortened to "Humpy".

In my mind I see Mama and Daddy and my oldest brot...

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