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An Old Darky's Reminiscences of St. Simons Island
causeway connecting St. Simons with the mainland was opened and
automobiles began to invade roads and byways on the Island where traffic
had been scarce, an old darky infirm with age sat in front of his cabin
near the roadside, day after day, nodding a welcome to the people as
they passed. Stopping one day to speak to him he attempted to tell me
something of St. Simons’ past, fragments of history I knew so well. An
automobile filled with boys and girls attired in bathing suits stopped
near. Their merry chatter attracted his attention, then turning his
faded eyes to me he said, “None o’ dat was good raisin’ when me an’ ol’
Mis was young”.
Dis heah islan’ is
Ders a oak tree stan’in
Hidin’ ‘hin’ em,
Den Mis’ Fanny
Kemble come to Summer it
Dey took a dredge an’
pumped up dirt,
I’se des as ‘fraid for
dem rich folks
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