Memorial Day: What Did You Do In the War, Great-Great Gran’daddy?

Political Correctness and the Confederate Dead  I have to go back a long, long way to find a military hero in my family. Silvers are famous for shootin' off their mouths, but when it comes to guns, um, not so much. I had an uncle in the Navy during WWII, but what he did thereafter […]

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?

What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?

Memorial Day 2014 I grew up in the Fifties, when memories of WWII and Korea were fresh and wounds had not completely healed. Everybody's daddy had done something in the war, not that everybody's daddy liked to talk about it. A lot of men had seen horrible things that they did not share with their […]

Red Skelton, America’s Greatest Comic

Photo and Comment by Murray Silverjr He was born in 1913 and grew up as both man and performer in a traveling medicine show, on a showboat, in burlesque and vaudeville before finding a national audience by way of radio. He was among the first generation of television stars and produced one of the highest-rated […]

A Light Shines on St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's day is never over until I pay homage to my Irish ancestors. My great-great-grandfather Patrick McCabe was born on March 17, 1840, the patriarch of our clan.    March 17, 2006. After a day of celebration in downtown Savannah, I ended St Patrick's Day at the gravesite of my Irish ancestors in Catholic Cemetery as […]

My Favorite Shoeless Joe Story

Tales from Old Savannah    The 1909 Savannah Indians baseball team was judged by regional writers of the day to be a fine bunch of ball players as the season began. The 13-man roster was managed by Bobby Gilks, who also played first base. Gilks knew in advance that pitching would be a problem but what he […]