Remembering the falls of other years

Vando Hendricks invented a machine that cracked and shelled pecans. He lived in Six Mile, but died a few years back. He was a clever and inventive man.

We used to go to Mrs. Stewart’s in Six Mile. Her front yard was full of giant pecan trees, and the ground would be littered with pecans every fall.

She was well into her nineties, but would often be found out in her yard each fall picking up pecans. She’d store them in her garage in bushel baskets and a wheelbarrow. And although she was a little hard of hearing, she could converse just fine.

She had wonderful stories about when her husband operated the cotton gin in Six Mile years ago and how

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