Mitzi cross-stitched the "To My Other Mother" poem for me, which reads, "You raised in love a little boy and then gave me the man." Those words kept running through my mind on Marty Stuart Day when I remembered the little boy with the big dreams who left home when he was 13 years old. He returned on July 9, 2009, an accomplished, fulfilled man, kept humble by the "unseen hands" which have guided his life, and the advice he received from his mother, "never forget where you came from." It was hard to tell who was prouder: Neshoba County of Marty or Marty of Neshoba County. What a wonderful day!
By Rachel Evans