Category Archives: G.M.C. Massey

East Texas Farming

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, took pride in his farming efforts in East Texas as well as his horse trading and teaching. If I knew that I could make it interesting to you readers I would like to take you with … Continue reading

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Onward Through the Blog…

a doodle for my 400th post from Buller’s Back Porch…

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Gun at the Schoolhouse in 1901 Rural East Texas

Our guest blogger, my grandfather G.M.C. Massey, wrote 2 versions of many events. Here’s 2 renditions of a story concerning his younger brother defending himself against a school rival’s knife attack. Back in the School-Year of 1901 & 1902, that … Continue reading

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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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Indian Territory (Oklahoma) & Back Again, 1897

Once again, our guest blogger, G.M.C. Massey (my grandfather) shares a story about traveling to visit relatives in the Indian Territory circa the late 19th Century. When I was 17 years of age I was visiting in OKLAHOMA with my … Continue reading

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