Re: LETTERS TO ROSCOE JAMES -------(Baxter)
Hello Glnyda, My math tells me that you must be pass your prime to know about those kind of dance steps. lol. I don't think any of my kin folks ever lived in Stone County. I look it up on the map and found it as well as Galena. We went over to Branson one day & watch Lorretta Lynn with my second cousin & her husband. That was the same year that we had an exchange student from Chech Republic with us for a year. BOY! Now that is something to do some day! After Flip graduated from our high school and his folks & sis came over for it we borrowed a van & trailer house and went to LA & Hollywood and all of those kind of places and did all of those things. We were lucky to arrive back home safe & sound. When I would let Flip's dad do some driving he would go way too fast for pulling a trailer. We had all kinds of car & trailer problems. The LORD took care of all of us and when we arrived back home, some of our grand children had an extra large computer sign across the front of the house that said: "WELLCOME HOME FROM HELL." Boy HOWDY!!! I sure don't want to do that again!
My grandma Nancy Ann James was the first white child born in West Plains, MO. Her dad, Jessee Ballard James made a first circular saw blade for sawing logs. He is also given credit for building one of the first house there too. It is not documented like his hanging was in 1861.
I have to take my dad, Roscoe James word for this.