Monthly Archives: February 2017

Pappa’s Childhood: Conclusion (part 11)

Conclusion of “Pappa’s Childhood,” a section of my grandfather’s memoirs, edited by my mother, Dell Buller,  from some of her father, G.M.C. Massey’s manuscript notes. After about a year, we bought an old improved place near Pleasant Grove. We let the unimproved … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 10)

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey’s memoirs continue, as edited by my mom into the section she titled “Pappa’s Childhood.” All our family had had a siege of the mumps and it had skipped me entirely. It hurt me for I wanted … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 9)

More from my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, as he writes of growing up in late 19th century rural East Texas—  from my mom’s partial edit of his manuscript, titled “Pappa’s Childhood.” Up to the time that I was nearly 15 years of … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 8)

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, writes more of his youth growing up in late 19th century rural East Texas in this section from my mom’s partial edit of his manuscript she titled “Pappa’s Childhood.” When I was about 12 years of age, … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 7)

More from Granddad’s memoirs of his youth in 19th century rural East Texas, as edited by my mom into a manuscript she titled “Pappa’s Childhood.” We, on the farm, looked to the Fourth of July as a great day for we … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 6)

Continuing “Pappa’s Childhood”, mom’s edit of her father’s memoirs of his youth in rural east Texas circa the late 19th century. Most of our teachers had spelling matches on Friday or speaking. Usually, we had spelling one Friday and speaking … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 5)

Guest blogger G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather, continues the tale of his childhood in rural East Texas in this next segment from my mom’s edit of his notes, Pappa’s Childhood. I remember when I was 8 years old, my father was boiling off … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 4)

More of Mom’s edit of Granddad’s memoir manuscripts. Some of this has been shared here before but presenting in sequence this time. We only had ice cream when it snowed enough that we could gather it up. If we had … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 3)

My Mom edited the start of her father’s autobiographical notes.  I’ve shared this part about his early schooling in 19th Century East Texas in a prior post, and now wanted to include it in sequence. About this time, the first school in out neighborhood … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 2)

Continuing with my Mom’s edit of the beginning of her father’s autobiography, here is part 2, describing growing up in late 19th Century East Texas. Something that made an indelible impression on me when I was very young was what they called then as … Continue reading

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