Dec. 31, 2007: To My Grandsons: Work Hard and Have Passion

TO MY GRANDSONS: WORK HARD AND HAVE PASSION To Zachary and Nicholas Wansley, Brian and Thomas Yarbrough Thinking about what I wanted to share with you this year, I was struck at how much we — you and I — have changed since we began this annual correspondence back at the beginning of the new […]

Apr. 2, 2007: Taking My Grandson To Normandy To Learn About Real Heroes

TAKING MY GRANDSON TO NORMANDY TO LEARN ABOUT REAL HEROES For one who hates to travel, I have long awaited this trip — taking 16-year-old grandson Thomas Yarbrough to Normandy, the site of Operation Overlord — most of us refer to it as D-Day — the largest military invasion from the sea in history and […]

Jan. 1, 2001: To Brian and Thomas Yarbrough; Zachary and Nicholas Wansley:

Well, boys, it looks like we made it to the new millennium. The last time we did this was a thousand years ago, and if the planet doesn’t self-destruct in the meantime, it will be another thousand years before we do it again. You are fortunate to have lived through a change of centuries and […]