Category Archives: Memoirs

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 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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Pappa’s Childhood (part 6)

Continuing “Pappa’s Childhood”, mom’s edit of her father’s memoirs of his youth in rural east Texas circa the late 19th century. Most of our teachers had spelling matches on Friday or speaking. Usually, we had spelling one Friday and speaking … 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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