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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 07:23 pm
Love. This.

It's a 1905 ad - I wish I knew the exact date - for my family's Williams Grocer Co. in Russellville, Pope Co., AR.

And if you're not keeping up, you haven't realized that both my parents' families of origin came from Pope County...

But, I digress.

1905 Williams Grocer Co Ad
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Isn't it a hoot?

Still in the Lead! it proclaims.

And at the end, this cutie...

When Hungry C Us

And here I thought chat-ese and text language was a new-fangled thing...
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 10:13 pm
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That's George W Burris, Jr. on the right.

I have no idea who the other guys are, or where the photo was taken.

Or why they are wearing guns...or if they were really left-handed.

Scan is courtesy of one of my cousins...

Thanks, cuz.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 08:05 pm
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George W Burris, Jr., and his sister, Dora Emma Crites, looking at his birthday gifts
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 07:27 pm
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It wasn't his first car, but my dad earned his 1937 Ford.

He bought it from an elderly neighbor, Mrs. Toby, in 1952.

He paid $5 down, and $5 a week to her.

Until he got it paid in full, Mrs. Toby did not let him drive it, although she did let him back it out of the garage into the driveway and put it back again.

His father asked him one day how much he owed Mrs. Toby.

Dad told him after he made that week's $5 payment, his balance would be $10.

Granddaddy pulled a $10 bill out of his wallet...
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 04:01 pm
Okay, Burris family and allied other families...

Let's identify everyone as many people as we can in this Burris group photo, which looks to me to have left the spouses out - again.

Why did they do that?

I've compared the photo to others of the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for G W and Mary Burris on 27 Oct 1927, and Emma is wearing the same outfit. So this is one of the large family group photos of that event. (After they ran the Hills out of the county...)


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I'll go first and get the easy ones...after all, it's my blog.

Middle of the photo, seated: George Washington Burris. Going right of him: Mary Mathilda (Wharton) Burris, Dora Emma Burris Crites. Next row, standing from right and going left: Hazel Crites Allen on the end, George W Burris, Jr., don't know who, Margaret Jane Burris Moore, Jeff Davis Burris...and I don't know.

Seated on the grass, bottom left of photo: Ernest Arthur Burris. Standing behind him, Richard Benjamin Burris. To the right of Richard, holding a baby, William Homer Burris. Seated in the middle of a pile of kids in front and to the left of GW Sr., is Ottis Gileston Burris, who is holding a child.

That's the best I can do...

Next? Leave a comment, please...
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 07:38 pm
My maternal grandfather...





Jo Duffie Williams, age 6 months