Tag Archives: Richwood WV

November 2, All Souls’ Day from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

All souls guide this serpentine tour of memorials, starting from Friendsville Cemetery, managed by the Westfield Township trustees in Medina County, Ohio where my father, Lester, lies next to his in-laws, my maternal grandparents. One plot is reserved for Mom. … Continue reading

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Down To the Gauley To Pray

Daddy hates snakes. Hates them. I see a few of the church elders poke along the river bank as they overturn rocks and logs. This reminds me of how Daddy despises the serpent, all serpents. I was with him once … Continue reading

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Roots & Treetops: Richwood, West Virginia

Richwood is my ancestoral homeland. I did not grow up there, but my father, Lester Coe, did, as did his father…well, Cranberry Ridge.  My great-grandfathers, Perry Coe and Leonard Green, arrived in this country at the dawn of the Timber … Continue reading

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