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Granddad Writes of Memories, Memoirs, & Dreams

In writing his memoirs, my grandfather, G. M. C. Massey, tended to repeat himself. He excused this tendency by mentioning more than once that he basically wrote these stories of his life experiences at the time he remembered them. He … Continue reading

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G.M.C. Massey Memoirs — Preface

In trying to publish my grandfather’s memoirs, I confront issues with the “original source” materials. I work primarily from my own transcription of the pages and scraps that Mom left in a box labelled “Daddy’s Book.” They are incomplete and … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 4)

More of Mom’s edit of Granddad’s memoir manuscripts. Some of this has been shared here before but presenting in sequence this time. We only had ice cream when it snowed enough that we could gather it up. If we had … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes w/ G.M.C. Massey

Let me tell you a story about those G.M.C. Massey memoir excerpts I’ve posted here before. My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, was born and raised in rural East Texas in 1880 and taught school for nearly twenty years in early 20th Century … Continue reading

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