Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mrs. Hill would not let Mr. Gilmer spit in the house.

George Rockingham Gilmer is on my mind for his account of my McGehee cousins in Georgia. Gilmer's brother is the subject of this note. "My brother was a voracious tobacco chewer. He found Mrs. Hill so much annoyed by the stains he put upon her floor, earth, and very clean steps, that he was compelled to go out of the house to spit. His visits became short and far between, though he and his liked their nice neighbor and her husband very much." NOW! Some people are just like that today, not allowing vaping in the house and not allowing cigarette smoking anywhere on the property. If a man has to go out of the house to spit, he is not in a very neighborly neighborhood.

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