Someone wrote in [personal profile] dee_burris 2011-10-07 01:17 pm (UTC)

Spadra Bottoms Flood 1927

My Freeman Grandparents as teens lived in Spadra, AR. They survived with their lives, but the crop did not. They told of harvesting the corn from boats & putting it on the roofs to dry. Grandpa CT was 14 & related to Thomas Burris who died. Grandma was a Moore/Griffin mix & 16 at the time. I just can't fathom living through the day to day devastation of it. Hard Scrabble. I don't know where the phrase comes from but am sure it was a hard sramble to survive.
Thanks for sharing.
Pine Bluff is 1 1/2 hours north of where we live. A couple of times in the 20 years in Louisiana, we have not been able to travel home to HSNP because the bottom-land highways have been flooded.

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