Monday, February 2, 2015
Today, five generations on Dewberry Lands came to an end. My GrandDaddy (Big Daddy) passed away early this morning. It has been a sad day but it has also been a joyous day because of Jesus Christ. I am so blessed and so undeserving but through GOD's blessings I now own the property where the old house was located that Big Daddy came to this earth, 95 years and 342 days ago.
Much of his life was lived off the land. I was able to go as a young boy with him on one trip to sell furs in Cusseta that he had harvested. He was a well known trapper in his day and one of his greatest accomplishments was an award he won from Sears Roebuck because of the quality of furs he sold. He taught us about respecting GOD's creation and we are a better people because of him. He would rank up there with the Bartrams, Hawkins, Boones, Pinchots, Roosevelts, and Muirs. He left a legacy that will live on forever!