FAMILY MYTHOLOGY

The Hearty Buccaneer

Some brothers are the stuff of legends.

The Weems Boys on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capital, circa 1967. From left to right: Marlon, Wyatt, Orson, and Christopher. Photo courtesy of the Weems family.

Every family has its stories, tales passed down over generations. These accounts are shared from one family griot to another, each with its heroes and villains. Over time and with each telling, the characters in these stories become larger than life. And sometimes, legends are born. In my family, Wyatt Weems…