Category Archives: anecdotes

Horses, Colts & Mules — East Texas Trading circa early 1900’s

Continuing our run of my Grandfather’s guest posts about horse trading, taken from his memoirs of rural life east Texas during the late 19th and early 20th Century. And at another time I had bought a man’s entire crop Cotton, … Continue reading

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More of Granddad’s Horse Trading

Recently, I shared a horse trading story my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, included in his memoirs, one of many. He wrote in detailed anecdotes about some of his horse trading in rural east Texas circa  1890-1900 or so. Working from fragments … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Bad Deal Horse Trade

G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather and our “guest blogger” via his memoirs, wrote of  his early life in rural East Texas at the late 1800’s, a life that include farming and horses trading, subjects he wrote about often. Here he writes … Continue reading

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Once Upon a House (5)…Austin again

I headed to back Austin after working another month in the sheet metal shop, this time intent on settling down. My buddy, Derek, was leaving town, so I moved into his place off W. 6th, and then house-sat for my … Continue reading

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Once Upon a House (4)…Crash landing 1977

One thing I learned on my first road trip west: to make a real difference, to really contribute to the community, you needed to set down some sort of roots. I couldn’t do that in my brief visits to Aspen … Continue reading

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Once Upon a House (2)…College Daze

There was never any doubt I would go to college. There was never any real doubt where I would go to college: Austin. Once out of high school, I enrolled at the University of Texas and moved back to Austin, … Continue reading

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An Infatuation (2 versions)

Our guest blogger, my grandfather, G.M.C.Massey wrote multiple versions of some of his stories in the various manuscripts of his memoirs. Here is an instance of 2 versions of the same events — with only one significant variation, leaving the … Continue reading

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