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Somehow, some way, let this Christmas be worth remembering


Last updated 12/21/2021 at 3:26pm

We had difficulties when we were growing up in Martin County, Kentucky but overall, we thought we were doing okay. President Lyndon Johnson came to Inez, Kentucky in 1964 to let us know we weren’t doing very well. He began his campaign in our community and we became the poster child for American poverty.  We hadn’t really thought of ourselves as poor until we started hearing about ourselves in the news.

I had numerous friends who didn’t get much for Christmas. Often it was one or two small gifts or nothing at all.  

Several classmates at my elementary school in Tomahawk, Kentucky,...

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