George Dawson: Author of the memoir. Grandson of slaves who grew up in Texas, learned to read at the age of 98 and lived to the age of 103.
“"Son, i would of thought by now you would know I don't forget anything I've seen. I don't know why that is but it's so. I remember the first car I ever saw, a Model T Ford, all black and shiny. The tires, i believe, was solid rubber. That was in Marshall in 1913." (BrianaG)”
“"People worry too much. Life is good just the way it is..."”
“But I know for fact that with roses, you could chop them off at the ground with an ax and next year they would probably come up all that much better for it. It only makes sense: If these roses have been around all this long already, they are pretty sturdy. You baby anything, it doesn't help nothing. It's only going to make it weaker.”
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