Reid Tyler, five, and Sam Doyle, two months, are the grandchildren of Lester and Glenda Smith of Hoxie.
Reid is also the grandson of Kenny and Betty Tyler of Hoxie, and Sam is also the grandson of J.R. and Vivianne Doyle of Jonesboro.
Reid is the son of Willis and Cristy Tyler of Jonesboro, and Sam is the son of Tim and Misty Doyle of Jonesboro.
I recently spent a week with my nephew in Swifton to help him recover from surgery. It was a nostalgic week in my hometown in spite of the hectic days of helping him get in and out of his bed and chair.
One morning, bright and early, I had stepped outside to watch the people next door working frantically at getting an old car started and I heard the spring sounds of birds chirping wildly. Images of my early years out at Possum Trot raced through my mind.
I was reminded of the chilly spring mornings when we were getting ready for a long day in the cotton fields. There is a certain feeling that comes over me at the sounds of an early country morning. I can hear past the chirping birds and remember other sounds that are not so pleasant.