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More Horse-trading Stories (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday’s excerpt from memoirs written by my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, telling of a particular set of horse trades he made in the late 1800s. Then about 2 hours by sun I was sitting on the porch, and I … Continue reading

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More Horse-trading Tales (Part 1)

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, grew up in rural east Texas, and as a young man, he took great interest in buying, selling, and trading horses and mules. I’ve posted some of his horse-trading stories on this blog before. Here’s another … Continue reading

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Granddad and Molly the Mare

Another horse story from my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, this one about breaking a mare to farm duties in rural east Texas circa the late 1800’s. But I made the trade any way for the ten years difference in the ages … 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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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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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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