This is an early anniversary tribute to the bride of my youth, the love of my life, my counsellor, best friend, and soul mate. I love my "Little Martha." Fortunately, I have been blessed with a wife that shares my Christian faith and love of HIStory. We will be celebrating our 27th anniversary next month. The mother of our 6 children, and grandmother to our 10 grandchildren, is still every bit as beautiful as she appears here in this photo with 3 of our granddaughters; taken just a couple of years ago.
Shortly after we were married, we discovered that we had a common ancestor! Morris Coffey, who fought for the Confederacy in the 51st Virginia Infantry, is buried on Love Mountain, just a stone's throw from our home and is our great-great grandfather. This Southern belle and wild mountain flower is my treasure.