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Wade H. Kitchens had eleven siblings: four girls and seven boys. They all grew to adulthood and attended their parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary (very unusual for that day and time).

My grandfather was Wade's brother Herschell M. Kitchens. He and three brothers were MDs. All the brothers and two sisters graduated from the University of Arkansas. (The parents could not read or write--Do we value education that highly today?)

I was always told that Wade was confident about the election but accepted defeat. Only when so many people told him that they and their family/friends had voted for him did he begin to compare the returns. Too late, he realized the election had been stolen and began the effort to gain the seat.


Howard Hampton Kitchens Jr.
Anniston, AL