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Autumn On Earth is a literary blog about love, life and death in the twilight of the world.


ON THE PASSING OF M.R.B.H.

My grandmother died of a heart attack on October 16, 1996, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was 82. Her father was Samuel Marcus Bone, an Arkansas state senator from 1919-1922 and a judge in the third circuit until 1950. He died at the same age in the same state and lies with her now in the same yard serving the same sentence. Her death was a heavy load for my dad and brothers to bear; they took it hard. They miss her a lot, I think.

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