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How this web site came about has a long and curious history. It is the end product of a natural outgrowth of a series of other books that all began with a conversation I had with my grown daughter almost ten years ago. We were talking about my family history and I realized she did not know much about it. I was raised in Nashville and had two grandmothers, three aunts and uncles, and six cousins who lived in the same neighborhood. Today that family has scattered from California to New York, but growing up between 1937 and 1960 when the youngest cousin finished college there was no way not to know my family history.

My daughter grew up on a cul-de-sac in Silver Spring, Maryland, 200 miles away from her closest relatives. That motivated me to write an autobiography, Deep In December,  in 2008.  I did not intend for that book to be available to anyone other than close friends and family at that time. However, it did motivate me to write a second book to treat in more detail one of the chapters in the book.

All The Way For Doc was published in 2009 and it is the story of my high school basketball team which won the 1954 state championship tournament. That book I did intend to sell and it is available as outlined on the Order page. No, I did not play on the team, but I would have liked to. However, I was an eye witness to the incredible events, including four overtime games, that lead to the school's fourth state title.


The other story in the book Deep In December which I felt deserved a more complete treatment is an untitled work-in-progress about a murder trial in which I was involved. The actual crime occurred in 1968, but the various appeals, four to the Tennessee Supreme Court and twice to the United States Supreme Court, continue to this day. 

Whitworth Stokes

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