The Gordons of Tallahassee by Sarah Weathersby
Approx. 16,320 words.
Published on October 4, 2010.
In the summer of 1955, our mother, Georgia recalled the details of the story I had heard all of my life. She was recuperating from a mastectomy, and I was trying to rearrange the pieces of my life. The continuous conversation under the ash tree on West Street, about Mama and all the kin folks was therapy for both of us.