My mother, Barbara Delabano remembers that faithful day: We moved to Kilgore in 1931 or maybe 1932. My grandparents lived in Kilgore where my grandfather Taylor was the superintendent for Gulf Oil in the East Texas oil field. I imagine that current generations would think it odd that it was quite a thing to own … More In one moment…..life can change forever. 3:17 PM, March 18, 1937, New London Texas
I thought enough time had passed that I could address his death. 53 years later I cried like a baby as I started to write this. My older brother Taylor was born in 1954 with Cystic Fibrosis. In 1964 life expectancy for a CF child was 10 years old. October 4, 1964, my brother passed. … More My dear brother Taylor…..that was so long ago……..
I remember getting the phone call in my classroom from my wife Jill; “Martin, we need to go to the hospital. Your dad has taken a turn for the worse. We drove to the hospital as my brain started to realize that this was probably the start of the end. My father had been diagnosed … More A good death
A couple of weeks ago I had a really interesting day. It started out like so many other days. Got up, went to work at St. John’s Episcopal School where I have been teaching for 27 years, went to chapel and then taught 1st period. After 1st period I had arranged to take our 8th … More Full Circle
What a week it’s been……..earlier this week I posted my father’s interview with Vivian Louise Aunspaugh and today its an interview with Otis and Velma Dozier who both passed away in 1987 and 88 respectively. My mother when she found the wire recording of my father’s interview with Miss Aunspaugh also came across an interview my father … More Voices in the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Otis and Velma Dozier
This piece has been on view at the Dallas Museum of Art for some time and I have visited it quiet often. I keep expecting to show up and finding it gone…….back into storage. Just like in my last blog where I posted a video that Texas A&M’s J. Wayne Stark Galleries produced about … More Family Portrait: 1963