Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Tribute to an Amazing Person . . .

  Shortly after we arrived in Augusta my mother started┬áto make inquiries to find me the right piano teacher. I don’t remember how long it was before my lessons started, but it was unbelievable that such a wonderful piano teacher … Continue reading

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From Oklahoma to Kansas

During the summer of 1958 – we – my mother, my grandmother, and me – moved from Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Augusta, Kansas. It certainly was the biggest adventure of my life – at least until that point. In the fall … Continue reading

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Preparing to move from Oklahoma to Kansas – a short side trip for Thanksgiving

Before moving along in my story I want to make a short side trip to the present as we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Yesterday, November 23, we concluded our fall sermon series at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in … Continue reading

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Musical beginnings . . .

Most of the information in the beginning of this post I┬áreally do not remember – however – thanks to my family telling me at least this beginning story so many times – it sometimes seems like it is an actual … Continue reading

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Family

My father – John Thomas Mitchell – I never knew my father. I know more about him now than ever before. More about that in a later post. My mother – Doris Eujean Wattenbarger Mitchell – Many stories to tell … Continue reading

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The Cookson Hills of Oklahoma – my beginning

My birth place was the home where my grandparents lived next door to the little Methodist mission church where they served in Bunch, Oklahoma – in the midst of the Cookson Hills surrounded by the Cherokee peoples. As a result … Continue reading

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The journey of life – the earlier years

The next several posts will focus on several periods from the earlier part of my life: 1) the Oklahoma years – birth through 5th grade; 2) the first Kansas years – 6th grade through high school graduation; 3) undergraduate college; … Continue reading

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