A Tribute to a child............
...the little infant who came early because grandma
Birtie had such a fright.
Birtie Lee LOOPER WILLETT
Gramma was crossing a fence with the long dress and all and being
large with child, and almost stepped on a huge rattlesnake!! It
struck and hung in the bib to her apron which was pinned to her
It hung there until she tore it lose with her hand! She then ran
and lost the baby. She was indeed, strong pioneer stock.
gentle, kind, wisp of a woman with black flowing hair, her hair,
always twisted into a knot on her neck. How very strange...we
included the small babe in any counting of children... "And
Birtie and Grandpa Burr had six children and the first one, a
not live a day.....he is buried at Hanging Limb by Grandpa Johnny
Samuel Burrus WILLETT
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