You did the same thing we did. We also took a drive in the country and I got several photos. I'm getting ready to write about it in a minute. Isn't it fun to just take a drive and see what you discover?
amyrebba, sounds like we both enjoy taking the backroads. You never know what will turn up.
Their will be peace in the valley for meeee someday, There will peace in the valley for me, ole lord I pray. There no Mosquitos,No cotton mouths,no hornets, hornets I seeeeee. There will be peace in the valley for meee. Some DAY!
Don, your songwriting sounds vaguely familiar. Perhaps one day I'll hear you streaming through my car radio!
The photo of the lone tall tree you photographed - does the tree stand near a building? Oh, I happened to notice that the side of the trunk facing toward you when shooting the picture had lost branches over the years and had formed extremely large collars (the callous area) where limbs had formerly been attached to the tree trunk - it led me to think that this tree was standing near to some building.We have a tree near us that has the reputation of being a hanging tree back in the 1850's to say 1870's. It is near a "low water crossing" of the Trinity River - there is actually an area that the banks have been lined with large stones that appear to have been cemented to keep the banks from eroding. The tree is so large in diameter that I am photographed with two of my sons and 3 of the grandchildren and the six of us don't blank out the tree backdrop. This tree is so tall that the lowest limb must be at least 30 feet off the ground - plenty of room for throwing the rope over a limb and leave room for the planned execution to be placed on a horse. I do not know if this is the tree where Andrew Pickens Shannon was hanged when he was falsely accused of being a cattle rustler - (he had been a probate judge back in Itawamba Co. before moving his wife, my maternal GGAunt, Mary E. Dyer Shannon, and families to So. Tarrant and Johnson Counties in Texas. bettye
Bettye, that is very observant of you. Yes, the old tree was near a homeplace in Peaceful Valley. My mother said that some of her cousins lived nearby and played under the branches (and on the branches) of that old tree. Tell us more about Andrew Pickens Shannon - he sounds like a character.
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