Texas Sawmill Festival 2008 In East M...

Texas Sawmill Festival 2008 In East Montgomery County

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Mary Elizabeth Rumsey

Palestine, TX

#1 May 19, 2008
I am standing at Hwy 59 and FM 1314-
And I know that back in the day, different things were seen.
There was no Porter Wal-Mart or Kroger store on site-
Or any traffic, in which to fight.
Instead where the Dollar stands, along with the other stores-
A sawmill was buzzing, that opened up so many doors.
Providing for the people, who first came to East Montgomery County-
Life, back in those days, were as simple as they could be.
Simple, but not easy, "as it supposedly", is today-
People back then, just lived life in another way.
Working the land, and trying to provide-
Going to a little school, and partaking in a hay ride.
Appreciating what one had-
And when they got it, they were glad.
Burying their dead, on the land where they lived and sweated-
As a great history lesson, to those who have gone before, we
are much indebted.
Those days are gone, and we've now become so sophisticated-
With our worldly things and thoughts, that tend to be continually debated.
But let's step back for a moment, when we looked around-
And miles and miles of forests, is what was found.
When Sunday, was the time, to put everything away-
For it was a day of rest, and we were serious, when we called it God's Day.
When the children could go in the forest to play-
Without the thought of being done wrong, or taken away.
When Mama or Grandma would take the time to bake-
Otherwise, there would have been no pie or cake.
When Daddy handmade the little girls a Little East Montgomery County Doll-
Or the boys, whatever he could, so that they could play ball.
The time seems so far away, but in a flash one can step back, and I
can't wait-
To attend the Texas Sawmill Festival for 2008.
The East Montgomery County Historical Society will be there-
With many historical facts, and pictures to share.
Jerry Gay, will be found-
Creating a realistic old fashioned town.
Our East Montgomery Towns Book will be for sale-
Filled with local history, and will satisfy, our local residents without fail.
Kay Lynn Dawes and Gerrie Dickens have indexed the Enloe Cemetery,
and are working on other ones too-
Preserving history, is a goal that is being implemented, through and
Enloe cemetery has ancestors starting back from the 1860's, a sacred
With many of their offspring in the area, generation after generation,
still around.
Back in the days, when at FM 1314 and Highway 59, there was no
Just a buzzing all day at the sawmill, until the night, when there was
a breathtaking hush.
Families tucked in bed, preparing for another day-
Living life in East Montgomery County, the old fashioned way.
Mary Elizabeth Rumsey
East Montgomery County Historical Society

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