Barry Skellie had open heart surgery earlier this week. He is doing very well, sat up most of the day yesterday. Join me in keeping him in our thoughts and prayers!
Kenny and I just talked with Barry and he is doing fine!
We told we expect him to cook next week.
Dennis E. (DENNY) Skellie
Cousins and other ‘connections’
At long last the regimental history for Grandpa Bethea‘s Civil War unit is at the publisher’s and will be available soon. It is hard to believe that this weekend research project has taken 12 years to complete; but we are ready to take requests for the two volume set. The present size is over 800 total pages. Plans are to include a 100 page roster with each book.
I hope to have copies at the Skellie Reunion, at least final proofs.
For those of you interested in reserving a set, please let me know that you will commit to covering printing costs of $35.00 for the set. The final price will not be determined until after all photography, cover art, and layout are completed. We estimate the two volume set will sell for $50.00+ plus shipping.
We will be offering volume discounts and can have special printings for large group (Family) purchases. Donations to libraries and schools will also be considered.
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Lest We Forget-The Immortal Seventh Mississippi
Just two items of interest for the Skellies:
- David Miller received a Mentor Award from his students.
This is quite an honor coming from graduate students and is a statement of their respect for David as well as the contributions he has made to their graduate education.
- Gilbert Miller is now Dr. Gilbert Miller!
Congratulations to both on their accomplishments!