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Dr. Tyra Manning defies stereotypes associated with mental illness. Those who know her as a successful schoolteacher and administrator are surprised to learn of her long-time battle with addiction and clinical depression, which she faced both before and after her husband was killed in the Vietnam War. After retiring from a forty-year career in education, Dr. Manning devoted her energies to comfort those suffering in silence, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and open doors to support and treatment. Though she travels around the country delivering messages of courage and hope in her award winning book, Where the Water Meets the Sand, Manning is a born and bred Texan residing in Texas Hill Country. ...more

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Tyra Manning Where the Water Meets the Sand is a love gift to Larry and the men and women who gave their lives both literally and figuratively in the divisive war …moreWhere the Water Meets the Sand is a love gift to Larry and the men and women who gave their lives both literally and figuratively in the divisive war in Vietnam.

The inspiration for my book has always been to highlight the struggles of families who lose loved ones in war. But all of us lose people we love in one way or another. While my memoir doesn’t soft-pedal the trials and challenges of living in the aftermath of horrific losses, depression, or addiction, it emphasizes that we can move forward. Mine is a story of hope, of believing there is a power greater than any of us that can help us heal if we are willing to embrace the opportunities placed in our path. Throughout my life that spiritual power has provided people who helped me and believed in me.(less)
Tyra Manning My book is a memoir that I wrote over a long period of time. I first began it in 1984, thirteen years after my husband Larry was killed during the Vie…moreMy book is a memoir that I wrote over a long period of time. I first began it in 1984, thirteen years after my husband Larry was killed during the Vietnam War. Over the years, I collected and stored Air Force documents regarding his MIA/KIA case in one of his old battered suitcases. When I missed him and I needed inspiration to keep telling our story, I unpacked his suitcase and went through everything. Writing my memoir was a similar unpacking process of memories and tangible documents. (less)
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Memorial Day 2021: Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes and My Late Husband, 1st Lt. Larry L. Hull

As we celebrate Memorial Day this upcoming week, I wanted to take the time to recognize the thousands of young men and women who have given their lives for our country, including my late husband, 1st Lt. James L. Hull.

With more than half the country now vaccinated, I hope that many families this year will be able to gather together once again to commemorate this important holiday and share stories

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