Category Archives: Family

Cade Massey’s First Love (part 2)

The conclusion of granddad’s story of his first love. I thought that she was trying to high pressure me into Marrying her right then, But I soon realized that she was in dead earnest. So she wanted me to keep … Continue reading

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Cade Massey’s First Love (part 1)

My granddad, G.M.C. “Cade” Massey, included the story of his first love in his memoir manuscript. Here is part 1 of that tale. When I get to writing, so many things pop up that sometimes I get confused about whatever I … Continue reading

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Cars, Houses, Healthcare, and Horses circa 1900

Guest blogger G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather, grants us a great gift with these short scraps from his memoir manuscripts: the ability to look into the past and experience how his life was lived around the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading

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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 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 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 1)

My Grandfather’s memoir manuscripts have provided numerous prior “guest blogger” posts here on the back porch. I also mentioned how my mother, Dell Buller, tried to edit his rambling and repetitive notes into a more straightforward timeline. She pieced together”Pappa’s Childhood,” a … Continue reading

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