Category Archives: G.M.C. Massey

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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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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