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Clink!

Posted: May 20, 2013 by katlynmollett in Cash: The Man in Black, KatlynM

One by one the coins clunked in the jar.

The cold coins hit the glass.

I don’t know how many months I saved coins.

I collected every cent I had.

I sent John to voice lessons

John’s a natural; he can go far.

Somehow I just know he can.

– Carrie Rivers Cash

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A Calling

Posted: May 10, 2013 by katlynmollett in Cash: The Man in Black, KatlynM

Every Sunday they’d come to church.

Jack, would memorize every Bible verse he could read

But J.R.?

J.R. memorized every hymn.

J.R. picked up the guitar when he was twelve

That’s when he became John

Something changed inside of him.

He found John.

Dyess

Posted: May 10, 2013 by katlynmollett in Cash: The Man in Black, KatlynM

20 acres

All for cotton and a five room house

Everyday the same routine

Get up, pick cotton, go to bed

Living on a farm is tough

Jack’s hand me downs mama gave me

my brother’s pants a size too big

sun baked skin

blistering rays that never seem to die down

and freezing winters

20 acres of Dyess

20 acres of a new home

a new life

a new J.R.

Disagreements

Posted: May 10, 2013 by katlynmollett in Cash: The Man in Black, KatlynM

Kingsland, Arkansas

The place I called home.

At an early age, I learned my parents weren’t perfect.

Their constant disagreements

Even before I was born mamma and daddy couldn’t agree

Always contradicting each other

That’s how I ended up with my name J.R.

No meaning

just initials

Just of out of seven children

J.R.