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Author:  Joe Z
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Date:  12/6/2013 12:46:42 PM
Subject:  Re: Mamie
Message:  Mickey’s Mother, Mamie Ellen Taylor, was born on December 11, 1920 in Chappell Hill, Texas. Born breach at 1½ pounds, she was not expected to live. Refusing to let her die, Mamie’s resourceful grandmother wet-nursed the tiny baby and placed her in a shoebox on the oven door, an incubator of sorts. Miraculously the child survived.     

Chappell Hill - the place of Mamie’s birth - was blessed with natural resources. The fertile land of the Brazos River with its abundant stands of native cedar had drawn prominent families of the Old South to the beautiful pastoral landscapes. Located 57 miles northwest of Houston, the community boasted several sawmills, productive cotton fields, a railroad line and five churches. About 800 people lived in Chappell Hill when Mamie was born, and her father worked on the pipeline.

Headed south to work a pipeline
Make some gage, Lord, in the meantime...

 Mamie by Brenda at 12/6/2013 7:58:18 AM
 OOOPPPSSSS!!! by Larry Moore  at 12/6/2013 10:34:52 AM
 Re: OOOPPPSSSS!!! by Larry Moore  at 12/6/2013 11:14:43 AM
 Re: OOOPPPSSSS!!! by KarenRnk  at 12/6/2013 5:28:50 PM
 Re: Mamie by Susie  at 12/6/2013 12:17:20 PM
 Re: Mamie by Joe Z at 12/6/2013 12:46:42 PM
 Re: Mamie by RoRo at 12/6/2013 5:58:04 PM
 Re: Mamie by Ro at 12/6/2013 5:55:28 PM
 Re: Mamie by Jonmark at 12/8/2013 9:00:04 PM
 Re: Mamie by mike charest  at 12/9/2013 9:58:53 PM