Murray State's Department of History's distinguished Hammack Scholarship Banquet is September 14th in the University's Curris Center Ballroom. Reservations are due tomorrow! History professor Duane Bolin gives the keynote titled, "The Woman who Helped Blind Children See: Linda Neville and the Struggle to Eliminate Blindness in Kentucky." It's not surprising that fourth graders led Bolin to learn more about this early 20th century pioneer in the Commonwealth. We hear a bit of Neville's story with Dr. Bolin and Kate Lochte.
I remember my mother, Cammie Mann Bolin, everyday, but there are times in the day when my memories intensify. My mother, was born in 1921 at the beginning of the “Roaring Twenties,” and grew to adulthood in the years of the Great Depression She lost two babies, a girl and a boy, born a year apart, both living only one day, but she raised with my father two boys — my brother and I — during the Cold War.