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Thanksgiving at a log house

Today I’ll go to Brownlee’s Grocery store and get four pounds of fresh link sausage. Thursday morning I’ll cut the links into bite size pieces and bake them in the oven. They will fill a large platter which I’ll take to a Thanksgiving Day family reunion in Schley County.

The reunion is always held at the log house that was the home of ancestors Stephen Murray and Harriet Lightner Murray in the mid-1800s. They were my great-great-grandparents. Most of the people who will be at the reunion are descended from  Stephen and Harriet.

The house was built with large pine logs. It has been updated with modern conveniences, but remains basically as it was constructed.  Fortunately, it was inherited by cousins who value it and will preserve it into the future.  This Thanksgiving Day reunion is one of two reunions held every year by descendants of Stephen and Harriet Murray.

The other one is always held on the third Sunday of July at Concord in Schley County. It is called the Murray-Etheredge reunion to include all descendants of Martha Murray, Stephen and Harriet’s daughter, and William Thomas Etheredge. Most of us attend both reunions to make sure we don’t miss out on the great food and fellowship.


About Michael Dixon

Real estate broker bringing buyers and sellers together for successful transactions for 21 years in Americus, Sumter County, Ga. and around.

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