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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 2)

Continuing with my Mom’s edit of the beginning of her father’s autobiography, here is part 2, describing growing up in late 19th Century East Texas. Something that made an indelible impression on me when I was very young was what they called then as … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 1)

My Grandfather’s memoir manuscripts have provided numerous prior “guest blogger” posts here on the back porch. I also mentioned how my mother, Dell Buller, tried to edit his rambling and repetitive notes into a more straightforward timeline. She pieced together”Pappa’s Childhood,” a … Continue reading

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Tale of an East Texas Sheriff, late 1800s

More from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey: Another character that I would like to call your attention to is Frank Smart, he was very outstanding to me. When I was a small boy I heard My father talk … Continue reading

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