A Recent Rough Storm – Bill Arp, 6/12/1890
A Recent Rough Storm – Bill Arp, 6/12/1890 I thought it was Sherman. No, I didn’t either, but somehow it reminded me of Sherman. We had company for dinner- childrenand grand children and all other kin folks, and were winking up the general repast with strawberries […]
Impressions of Mobile and Brewton, Alabama, Aswell as Some Comments on the Negro – Bill Arp, 1/10/1889
Impressions of Mobile and Brewton, Alabama, Aswell as Some Comments on the Negro – Bill Arp, 1/10/1889 Forty-two years ago I visited Mobile, one of the oldest cities of the south. It is there yet, but not changed. I recognized manyof the same venerable buildings, and […]
Farming in Trickem, Alabama – Bartemus aka A.S. Hinton, 7/5/1889
Farming in Trickem, Alabama – Bartemus aka A.S. Hinton, 7/5/1889 We are needing rain at Trickem, we have had some very slight showers, but the crop calls for a rootsoaker, a cloud-burstsuch as will put mud creek on a boom and smooth the landscape out to […]
The Importance of Trees – Bill Arp, 12/20/1888
The Importance of Trees – Bill Arp, 12/20/1888 On the third day of creation God made the trees. Out of the ground he made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sightand good for food. The tree of life also in the midst of […]
The Joys & Particulars of Country Life – Bill Arp, 12/9/1888
The Joys & Particulars of Country Life – Bill Arp, 12/9/1888 The black gum leaves are turning red, The sycamores are yellow; The farmer feels serenely glad, For every thing is mellow.The earliest fires of the fall Have brightened up the room, The cat and dog […]
Childhood Thievery, Difference Between White & Negro Thievery- Bill Arp, 6/7/1888
Childhood Thievery, Difference Between White & Negro Thievery- Bill Arp, 6/7/1888 I visited a lady in my travels who was not calm and serene, for some boys had slipped up and stolen the young mockingbirds from the nest she bad been watching so long. “And only […]
Stories for the Youth, Dog Irritation, & the Cook Quits – Bill Arp, 6/5/1887
Stories for the Youth, Dog Irritation, & the Cook Quits – Bill Arp, 6/5/1887 The cook has quit again. Mrs. Sicily Mims departed these coasts yesterday morning. We had a cold lunch for dinner butwe had a good supper-so its all right and no loss on […]
Experiences Educating the Children & the Joys of Fishing – Bill Arp, 4/28/1887
Experiences Educating the Children & the Joys of Fishing – Bill Arp, 4/28/1887 I want some chickens that won’t scratch up the flower seed in the front yard, nor wallow in the fresh made beds, nor flyover in the garden nor take ;tee cholera, nor let […]
Thoughts on Criminalities Relation to Crime & Childhood Literacy – Bill Arp, 5/21/1887
Thoughts on Criminalities Relation to Crime & Childhood Literacy – Bill Arp, 4/21/1887 It seems very strange that young men who come from good stock and have been brought up with proper ideas of theproprieties of life should seek to fight a duel. I wonder where […]
Thoughts on a Florida Chatauqua – Bill Arp, 3/13/1887
Thoughts on a Florida Chatauqua – Bill Arp, 3/13/1887 Enchanted grounds, elysian news, silver bikes, balmy breezes and sweet odors of orange blossoms, are all mixedup together here at Lake Weir, and I feel bewildered. When the mocking-birds’ song mingled with my morning dreams,and awoke me […]
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