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In 1930s & Before, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), POSTS on May 26, 2013 at 7:52 am

minnie anna at furman

minnie anna at furman BACK

(Editor’s note: We have three copies of this photo in our possession, each of them with slightly different comments on the back. Combining all of them, we have, on the picture above, “Minnie Anna Dodd Garris at College – Furman U”; “Minnie Anna Dodd Garris in College years”; and “My mother, Minnie Anna Dodd.”)

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In 1-Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937, 2-Annie (Gus) Dodd 1876-1955, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), Round O, S.C. on May 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

Even though Grandpa had no formal education himself, he was a firm believer of education. He hired private tutors for his children who came and lived with the family and taught the children.. Mamma said that that they had a Catholic as a tutor once. On Friday she fasted and would not eat a bite of food at meal time. After every body had gone to bed on Friday night, they found her back in the kitchen eating every thing in sight. Mamma and Aunt Gus both went through College at what now is Furman University , Baptist in Greenville, SC. At the time it was Furman Female College as coed students did not attend classes together and were combined later.

– “The Way It Was,” Chapter Ten: “Grandma and Grandpa Dodd,” 1999

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In 1-Adeline (Addie) Kizer Dodd 1855-1937, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), Round O, S.C. on May 26, 2013 at 7:23 am

So much is said now a days about women working outside of the home. They claim it is a new thing. Seems strange to me as I was raised in the store with my mother working out of the home. Besides my grandmother Dodd had always worked outside of the home in their store two doors from us. Really I thought that was the way of life. Guess my family was just ahead of the times

– “The Way It Was,” Introduction, 1999

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In 1-Adeline (Addie) Kizer Dodd 1855-1937, 1-Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937, 2-Jessie Hodges Dodd 1892-1992, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), Round O, S.C. on May 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

We used to eat at Grandmas mostly on Sundays and when all the family was there at times which was like 40 or 50 persons in all.. Mamma would cook ahead and we would take a lot of food already prepared. They had a couple of cooks in the kitchen to help. The meal was served in this order; Men and guests first; women second and children last. It was done in this order for several reasons , One was seating room, another was to make sure the men got what they wanted to eat, then the women and if they ran out of anything it would be when the children were eating. I never remember there not being plenty of every thing. I remember waiting out in the back yard one time at the back steps and Aunt Jess came out with a platter of fried chicken drum sticks and were they ever good. We ran all over the yard eating them.

I remember once we at dinner and supper there. At dinner I had had a delicious piece of strawberry pie. At supper, I didn’t see any but I asked for a slice anyway. They told me it was all gone. When Mamma got through explaining to me all the next week that I must never ask for something that I did not see. I have never done this again to this day “Eat what is set before you”, she said.

– “The Way It Was,” Chapter Ten: “Grandma and Grandpa Dodd,” 1999

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In 1-Adeline (Addie) Kizer Dodd 1855-1937, 1-Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937, 1930s & Before, 2-Annie (Gus) Dodd 1876-1955, 2-Bernard Boyd Dodd 1888-1899, 2-Carey (Kitty) Dodd 1878-1913, 2-Elizabeth (Bess) Dodd 1885-1980, 2-Jessie Hodges Dodd 1892-1992, 2-Joseph Keeley (Keel) Dodd 1898-1991, 2-Lillie Luetta Dodd 1880-1955, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), POSTS, Round O, S.C. on May 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

dodd family

dodd family BACK

(Editor’s note: We have three copies of this photo in our possession, each of them with slightly different comments on the back. Combining all of them, we have the following notes: “Back row, standing: Carey Dodd Smith (Aunt Kate), Hogan Dodd (Uncle Hogan, Grandpa’s brother), Elizabeth Dodd Fender (Aunt Lizzie, Grandpa’s sister), Minnie Anna Dodd Garris (Bee/Momma/Grandma’s mother), Augusta Dodd Hill (Aunt Gus), Lillian Dodd Kinsey (Aunt Bobby). Front row, seated: Jack Smith, Adeline Kizer Dodd (Bee/Momma/Grandma’s grandmother), Bessie Dodd Hiott (Aunt Bess), Joseph Hoffman Dodd (Bee/Momma/Grandma’s grandfather), and in his lap, Jessie Dodd Stack (Aunt Jess). Standing by his goat: Boyd Dodd. Keel was not born at this time.”

If this confuses you, click the “FAMILY TREES” tab above. That will help you straighten out who was born when, and how they’re all related.)

Fresh strawberry pie

In 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER on May 19, 2013 at 8:28 am

1960

Bake Pie shell & let cool

Wash 1 quart fresh strawberries

Cut up 1 cup for filling & place rest in fridge with sugar

Mix 1 cup water with the cup strawberries above and add
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoon Corn starch
Add Red food coloring for color

Boil until thick & let cool. If too thick add water. If too thin add more starch dissolved in water. It will thicken some as it cools. Cool. Mix together with fresh strawberries & place in pie shell. Place in fridge for an hour or two. Top with Cool whip. Serve.

(Editor’s note: This recipe was originally posted here online in April 2010, for Uncle Billy’s birthday. Grandma/Momma/Bee dates this recipe to 1960 in New Bern, though it must be somewhat similar to the pie she ate while growing up in Round O. The only difference would be the Cool Whip, since, according to its Facebook page, Cool Whip was first introduced in 1966. According to this Wikipedia post, Cool Whip was invented by William A. Mitchell, a General Foods Corporation food chemist.)

recipe strawberry pie 3

recipe strawberry pie

recipe strawberry pie 2

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In "Colleton County: A Pictorial History", 1940s & 1950s, POSTS, Round O, S.C., STORIES on May 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

colleton county a pictorial history page 20 grist mill

“As in many of the crossroad communities, a cotton gin baled the cotton of the surrounding farms. This was Dodd’s Cotton Gin at Round O about 1947.”

– “Colleton County: A Pictorial History,” Chapter One: “Prehistoric Era and Colonial Period,” 1994

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In "The Way It Was", 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-William (Billy) King 1954-, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, Round O, S.C., STORIES on May 12, 2013 at 7:43 am

He also had a cotton gin and ginned cotton. I’ve played around the gin many times and see those big bales being turned out. They threw away the seed in those days because they knew no use for them. So they use them in Oleo and a lot of things.

They had a lumber mill and sawed trees into lumber.

Also they had the grits mill (spelled grist in those days). Every Saturday, some of the dry corn would have to be shucked and removed from the cob to run through a grinder which removed the corn kernels from the ear. Billy, this is why I cried that day you came in from Allen’s and you had run some corn through one of the mills and you were so excited. It was one of the things I was raised with and had never been able to share all of this with my children. Anyway the next step was to take some corn to the grits mill and they would grind it up in two bags; one grits and one corn meal. They would keep enough to pay themselves and sell that to someone else. There was no money exchanged.

– “The Way It Was,” Chapter Ten: “Grandma and Grandpa Dodd,” 1999

Cheese grits

In 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-Boyd King Dimmock 1949-, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER on May 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

cheese in milk june 2006

american cheese from aunt boyd sept 2015

#1 Creamed Cheese with Grits

1 lb. American Kraft cheese, diced
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 qt. whole milk and canned milk
1 pot cooked grits

Place diced cheese in saucepan with a little milk and warm up slowly. When the cheese begins to melt, add eggs and milk. Let it all cook up and thicken together. Serve with hot grits.

#2 Baked Cheese Grits

3 cups water
1 cup milk
1 stick margarine
1 10 oz Kraft sharp cheese
1 egg beaten
1 cup raw grits

Bring water, milk, oleo & cheese & egg to boil. Add grits. Boil for a few minutes stirring all the time. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 300 til set in middle. Sprinkle Ritz Cracker crumbs on top.

(Editor’s note: This recipe was originally posted here online in June 2009, so go back to that original post to see the comments — including some on Oleo! I am not sure that this recipe dates all the way back to Round O, or whether it was Grandma/Momma/Bee’s New Bern creation. Do any of you know? According to this Wikipedia post, processed American cheese was first invented in 1911, and was popularized in the 1920s and 1930s by James L. Kraft.)

cookbook hh cheese grits

cookbook Heavenly Helpings

recipe cheese grits 2

recipe cheese grits 3

recipe cheese grits

recipe welsh rarebit from old cookbook

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In "The Way It Was", 1-Adeline (Addie) Kizer Dodd 1855-1937, 1-Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937, 2-Joseph Keeley (Keel) Dodd 1898-1991, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), STORIES on May 5, 2013 at 8:20 am

They were married when they were about 17 years old. They had a quarter so they bought candy and ate that. This was Adeline Delilah Dodd and Joseph Hoffman Dodd. they had ten children, six girls and four boys but all the boys died in childhood except Keel.

Grandma had become blind when I knew her. She had a catarrh in one eye and the clothes line had hit her in the other eye and blinded her. She was always in the store working with something when I saw her. I have seen her shelling beans, peeling potatoes, snapping beans, holding babies, unraveling seams on feed bags, etc. There was a certain string to find and pull and the whole thing would unravel . She could do this very easily.

– “The Way It Was,” Chapter Ten: “Grandma and Grandpa Dodd,” 1999