About Noah
Remembrance of Childhood
Retirement from U.S. Marine Corps
Happy Birthday!


In Memoriam

Chef Noah's Recipes

E-mail Noah

Noah's autobiography — so far!

Noah's father, sister Opal, and brother Claude. On the mule, Noah sits with older brother Loyd. To the right, sitting on the mule, is brother Alonzo. Their home is in the background. Names of mules: Kate, Tony, and Pete. Picture was shot around 1930 at the foot of the hills on the Belew farm in the village of Barnesville, Lawrence County, Tenn.
I was born in the community of Barnesville, Lawrence County, Tennessee. My parents were George Lonnie (Lon) Belew and Rettie Mae (Hickman) Belew. I was the fifth of six children born to my parents - four males and two females. They were - Alonzo, year of birth 1917; Loyd V., year of birth 1918; Freda, year of birth 1921; Claude M., year of birth 1923; Noah H., year of birth 1926, and Opal, year of birth 1929. I am now the only living member of my family.

My parents were farmers. We owned a rocky-hilly farm of about 75 acres in Barnesville. Our farm's working tools were mules, plows, wagons, hoes, etc. This


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