By Joseph Dawson
An intensely own and intimate autobiographical portrait of the Baptist minister and journalist.
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Father never let us forget Missouri. Alas, prosperity lingered only a year or so just as he feared. He applauded President Rutherford B. S. Grant and sorrowfully lamented the assassination of James A. Garfield. " 2 The shared output of rented land did not satisfy him. In the midst of heated discussion far beyond my comprehension, Father determined in 1882 upon a bold adventure. A friend had invited him to manage a restaurant in Bowie, Montague County. In the hope of laying hold of enough cash to make a down payment on the purchase of a farm, or else try a business career, he accepted.
Bromley Oxnam, John A. Mackay, Charles Clayton Morrison, Edwin McNeill Poteat, and Louie D. Newton, he helped found Protestants and Other Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and served as its first recording secretary. A distinguished lecturer and scholar, Dr. Dawson is the author of Page xi more than a dozen major publications and of countless articles in popular periodicals and scholarly journals. Formerly president of the Texas Institute of Letters, he has subsequently been elected a permanent Fellow of that organization.
Maner told us that he was going to move to Itasca. Would Father like to take over his home place? He might have noticed how Mother's beautiful face lighted, but he went right on talking. "I'll leave my two cows that are in milk," he said, "and a sow that is about to litter. I'll not charge youthe pigs will be yours. Page 16 You'll feel free to use my hoes, plows and cultivator. I'm sure they'll be in good hands. The house isn't muchonly two rooms and that small office of mine. " Father shook hands with him in a grateful compact.
A Thousand Months to Remember: An Autobiography by Joseph Dawson