Category Archives: G.M.C. Massey

Progress Report circa 1960

Granddad’s life spanned parts of both the 19th and 20th Century, so he saw quite a lot of progress in his time. Here he summarizes some of the changes, especially about distance and travel. There had been wonderful progress in … Continue reading

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Career Advising, early 20th Century

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey taught in rural Texas schools from 1900 until 1919. Here he describes talking to to two young students about what they wanted to do with their lives. There were two boys in that School that I … Continue reading

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Granddad Plays the Field

More from G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather, as he writes of adolescence in rural East Texas in the late 1800’s. I remember that while I was going to the Ivanhoe High School that the teacher had a rule that the scholars … Continue reading

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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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Granddad’s “Yardstick”

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey wrote memoir manuscripts about his life. Here’s a segment describing a young woman he greatly admired. Another outstanding character in my high school days was a classmate, A girl that was in school at the same … Continue reading

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Methods of Reading Instruction circa 1900

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey taught in Texas schools from 1900-1919. Here he reminisces about changing philosophies in how to teach that most complex of skills, reading. When I first began in school I was not allowed to try to read … Continue reading

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