‘I went home for Mom’s 97th birthday — and the end of her grand, generous life’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 11, 2021 8:57 AM CT | Published: October 10, 2021 4:43 PM CT
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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

“I drove back home to Buffalo to celebrate my mother’s 97th birthday. Instead, I was there as she died. It was the end of a grand and generous life.”


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