43. What is one of the coolest memories that you have been told by an ancestor?
44. Describe one of your grandparents.
45. Name one awesome heirloom you’ve encountered.
46. Describe the day your little sister or brother came home.
47. What place have you visited that has been one of your favorite geographic locations? Why?
48. Describe your first car - what kind was it? Who paid for it? Where did you live?
49. Identify one tradition you’ve started in your own family.
My maternal great-grandfather had a farm in Alabama (the property is still in our family). He and the men in the surrounding area would participate in fox hunting - or foxy doggin' (as they preferred to call it).
The second story I was told came from my grandfather, Ivan White, who had gone foxy doggin' with his father-in-law and some cousins and neighbors. He said that the men would take their dogs into mountains to hunt foxes. They would sit around a fire, drinking and telling stories, listening to the dogs. My grandfather said that they knew their dogs so well, they could tell which dog was baying (and which fox he was chasing - because it wasn't always the same animal). He said that sometimes they actually caught the fox, but more than anything it was a way for them to get away for a day or two, drink, and visit.
I enjoy listening to pictures about foxy doggin' and finding pictures of Daddy Cobb with his hounds.