TEXAS # 2
Roxy : Write the thing down before it’s all gone
Roxy : Grandma Bodell, my great Grandmother, got married when she was fourteen, she was a Choctaw Indian, came to Texas in a covered wagon.
Grandma: ….soon as that tree fell into that tank, us kids got into that tank….and I got a big ole footboard and I lay across it and kicked……well, it floated out from under me one day and I went to swimmin’….and that’s how I learned to swim, that ole board floated out and I just went off….and we went on that trip to Arkansas and Missouri and all in there, I said I was gonna go in ever river, but oh I was young then…..So we stopped at a lot of ‘em and well, we stopped at one river in Missouri and I said….’Well , I’m gonna swim ever day’…..Well, it was runnin’ and I got in it, and I swimmed down the stream and I thought …’ oooh I’ve improved on swimming goin down the stream, … but when I started back I hadn’t improved a bit….
Roxy : And then…..there’s when…..everybody in Talpa got arrested!
Grandma : He’d call after lessons, you know, after school, and told me, he said ‘Grandma, always have me a great big ole bowl of potato fries’….and I did, didn’t I?….he’d come back and he’d eat potato fries and ketchup…..always wanted potatos.
Grandma : Granpa tried, we couldn’t get him to look at a thing, we’d try to see something pretty and he wouldn’t look at it…..he was drawin’ ….he had art on his mind then.
Roxy : So Grandma Bodell made butter, raised chickens, took the farm wagon to town to sell butter and eggs……..In the late twenties……she’d always bring home … a Jimmie Rodgers record.