Category Archives: G.M.C. Massey

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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Granddad Looks To the Future, circa 1960

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, witnessed many changes during his time, having been born in 1880. At 80 years of age, he typed out pages of manuscripts filled with his memories, and sometimes — like today’s excerpt — his prognostications for … 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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4th of July circa late 1800’s, E. Texas

Once again, our guest blogger, my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, supplies us with memories of by-gone days in rural East Texas in the late 1800’s: this time, a holiday remembrance. We, on the farm, looked to the Fourth of July as … Continue reading

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