In "The Way It Was", 1-Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937, 2-Joseph Keeley (Keel) Dodd 1898-1991, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, 3-Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, Colleton County, S.C., FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), Pets, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C., STORIES on July 7, 2015 at 5:15 am

Daddy used to have this dog “Trixie” and he  would tree ( chase the animal up a tree )   an opossum every  night and we would all go with Daddy out in the wood to see the opossum and Daddy would kill the opossum.  He would give it to Edymus Campbell  (black Man who worked for Daddy) and they would roast it and serve it with sweet potatoes – They thought it was great !.  John Campbell who rents the place now and has hunting rights is his son.  I have never eaten  any as we never cooked one.   They say that a dog will not eat opossum, so we didn’t want to eat anything a dog refused to eat.

Keel Dodd (my mother’s brother) lived with my grandfather just two doors away.   He told about having heard Trixie barking  one night when we were not at home and slipped out there.  Said that he talked deep and tried to make Trixie think that he was Daddy.  But Trixie knew the difference , quit  barking, and would not let him know which  tree the  opossum was in., ran  off home, so there was no opossum killed that night.  They are bad to eat up your chickens.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter 6: “My Daddy,” 1999


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