Tag Archives: Morrison City

Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Communities and the People Who Have Passed This Way, Part One

What folks will call these places in coming years and centuries, we know not. But one thing is certain, the naming of a place gives it identity and reminds us that others have been here before us. Continue reading

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Faces from the Past: Smith and Related Lines

My maternal grandfather was a Smith.  Smith is about as common as sedge grass, so it is important to be more descriptive.  I see this line as the humble side of our family, (although there are exceptions to that rule). … Continue reading

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Faces From the Past: Part One

I recently came across a box of pictures I’ve been looking for over the past ten years.  We’ve moved three times in that period of time and I happened to look in a box at the top of the closet, … Continue reading

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Remembering Vacation Bible School in the ’60s and ’70s

It wasn’t long after the new church in Morrison City opened up that we held our Vacation Bible School in it.  We normally had a couple dozen children from birth through high school in our Sunday School, and Vacation Bible … Continue reading

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Pappaw’s Irises

He would be over 100 years old if he was still living.  He’s been gone 17 years. James Robert Smith was born in a little house near McKenzie Branch, near the Galloway home, on a farm with two high, steep … Continue reading

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Rescue the Perishing

It was one of our annual trips to Rogersville.  I must have been four or five.  Pappaw had a Massey-Ferguson tractor, red, which he used for most of the major work around the farm and in his business of plowing … Continue reading

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