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The Peabody Hotel

May 8th, 2009

Hmm. Well it’s been another day of getting nothing done around here. You want to hear one of my Dear Granny’s stories? I know you do. (I’m putting all of these in to her cookbook, which will now be a memory book, too, I suppose.)

here’s to love.


“Paul and Virginia got married, Paul’s my brother. They kept it a secret for a couple of months. I don’t know why they kept it a secret, they were just being funny. They sneaked off to Memphis to stay for the weekend at the Peabody Hotel. Well, they was married! Jack went and asked the hotel, was some of his family here? They said yes. So he went to their room, knocks and Paul comes to the door.

Jack asked him, “What are you doing in here with an illegal woman, illegally?”

And Paul said, “This is my wife!”

I liked him, he was quite a character. I think Paul could have killed him, I really do. You could hear him up and down the hallway at the Peabody Hotel. That Jack, he liked to pull tricks on people. He was married to Irene McCarty. She was the oldest McCarty. There were eight or nine of those kids. Miz McCarty was the dearest lady. I loved that lady.”


  1. WackyMummy says

    Happy Mother’s Day! I wish you a blessed weekend. =)

    May 9th, 2009 | #

  2. Nan says

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 10th, 2009 | #

  3. LIB says

    That’s a WONDERFUL story! You could also but Johnny Cash & June Carter, “We Got Married in a Fever” with it.

    Keep the granny stories coming; I love ’em!

    May 10th, 2009 | #

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