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 - ;wood saw a good deal of stovewood and I also...
;wood saw a good deal of stovewood and I also helped him husk a field of It'corn. Sometimes John would corn - plain ot getting awful cold. He'd have to go to the house and warm a while, but I worked right ahead. I'm enterprise of promoting the purchase of the soldiers' monument, which does much credit to the patriotism of threw him' out of the house so hard ho hadnt any breath in him for an instant. That happened over sixty years ago'. Henry was more humble after that." . What a treat It was to hear this old man now, bordering on ninety, recount these neighborhood doings of the long ago. - Silas mentioned that his wife died the 17th of March, 1881. Their seven children" were Martha - John, Jennie, Alice, v Lemuel and Noble. Only Martha Kellam, John Fisher and Alice Bare are now living. "I put up ten cords of stove wood in the fall," remarked the aged gentleman. "I ground so the ranked . it on high water can't take it away. Oh, yes, I mart nf wnrk T can still do rjght helped John South - about ten years older than John, but I can freeze him out husking corn. I weigh about 130 now. The heaviest I ever weighed was 149. I was never what you might call real sick except once when I undertook to smoke tobacco. I was so deathly sick that time that I never tried to use tobacco again in any way. The only time I ever got hurt worth mentioning, was when a mudboat swung around and broke my ankle." Before leaving I asked Mr. Fisher If he had a hand in the commendable 1

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  1. The Huntington Herald,
  2. 06 Feb 1926, Sat,
  3. Page 12

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