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Grandma, Diabetes, and Fire

Marjorie's grandfather was a preacher who travelled by mule to deliver sermons at various churches. Her grandmother was pregnant with her ninth child when she succumbed to gestational diabetes. After her death, the remaining eight children looked after themselves with the help of their grandmother, Marjorie's great-grandmother. Marjorie's great-grandmother perished—and her aunt Moselle later died of burns she suffered—in a house fire.


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