Category Archives: Family

Scott, My Brother & Musical Pied Piper (part 2)

Part 1 offered a quick snapshot, that’s all. I could never fully list all of the bands my brother introduced me to. His early combos played most mid-60s rock staples like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Doors, Buffalo … Continue reading

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Scott, My Brother & Musical Pied Piper (part 1)

Although neither of our parents played music, we grew up hearing it. Dad listened to Nat King Cole and Spike Jones and Mom hummed hymns and sang along with the radio. They bought a piano and signed both Scott and me … Continue reading

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Hard stop…Restart…

Sometimes everything just stops. Like this blog. I haven’t posted here in close to 2 weeks. I could explain I’ve been on a journey, too focused on the details of traveling to divert my attention to writing. I could explain … Continue reading

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Gran Massey Remembers…

I’ve posted scores of excerpts from my grandfather’s memoirs here, including a lengthy section called “Pappa’s Childhood ” that my mom edited. He wrote so prolifically (sometimes repetitively) about his life, I will be harvesting fragments to share here for … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1… When we last heard from Joanie about that wonderful weekend 31 years ago when Sara & I first met, she and the new happy couple were on their way back to Houston after an initial romantic … Continue reading

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“Notes on Alan & Sara” by Joanie Whitebird (Part 1)

for my dearest friends, brother & sister, Alan & Sara, a chronicle of events for “Posterity” — Love, Joanie The late Joanie Whitebird, noted poet & writer & minor literary legend — and my former sister-in-law — did indeed play … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2020

Happy Father’s Day! I don’t always put up holiday posts from the back porch. The only other Father’s Day blog post I’ve ever posted, 5 years ago, summarized what I called “memory snapshots” of my dad, images that form the … Continue reading

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“L. H. Buller, Prominent Palacios Citizen, Drowns” — Palacios Beacon, Jan. 1, 1931

The front page headline of the January 1st, 1931 edition of the Palacios Beacon announced the death of my great-grandfather, Louis H. Buller. I recently wrote about the grandfather I never knew, Clarence Buller, and how I only learned of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dad

Today would have been Dad’s 95th birthday. Given his lifelong habit of smoking, that was never gonna happen. He’s been gone almost 25 years. I shared a short set of “memory snapshots” of my dad a few years back. In … Continue reading

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My Other Grandfather, Clarence Buller

I’ve posted quite a few entries on this blog about my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, my mother’s father. He left reams of paper containing typewritten memoirs of his life, and I mine those manuscripts regularly to share historical tidbits here. I … Continue reading

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