Why the “Rye”? It’s a long story…

The Hidden Political History of Southern Naming Traditions I share a middle name with my grandfather and my uncle, James Rye Jewell, Sr., and James Rye Jewell, Jr., a retired commander of the U.S. Navy. My cousin Blythe, Jr.’s daughter, has my Dad’s middle name, so it was only fair that the name swapping traditionContinue reading “Why the “Rye”? It’s a long story…”