When I was asked to be the speaker at the Noxubee County Historical Society's monthly meeting, I was a bit fearful. People interested in history know their stuff. They expect their speakers to be up to speed.
I was asked to speak because my great-grandfather Dr. James Elbert Wyatt was the county doctor in Prairie Point, a hamlet in northeast Noxubee County, for many decades at the turn of the century.
I felt confident enough to accept the speaking engagement because of a phone call I received about 15 years ago.