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In "The Way It Was", 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, Colleton County, S.C., FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), Pets, POSTS BY LOCATION, STORIES on July 7, 2015 at 5:28 am

We used to go fishing in the creek at Sanders Bridge and we could catch a mess of pike ( a very small fish) easily.  I remember one day I caught an eel and I just cut the line and let the whole thing go. The blacks would bring Mamma gifts like pike, wild blueberries, ( we called them huckleberries), or wild black berries.  She would then give them items from the store that they did not have like : sugar, rice, coffee, flour, etc. that would more than payfor the gift..  They knew that they would get a better break this way because if they offered to sell , you could refuse to buy; but if it was a gift ,you had to accept it.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter 13: “The Swamps, Forests and Other Beloved Spots.” 1999

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