Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/7/1927.
The Milo Rip Saw
Mike Wallbrown had one of the highest, tallest, log barns ever known
in Calhoun this state and the largest crowd ever known for years was gathered
and it seemed like old times, such is barn raising, log rolling and etc.
There were thirty four men and, my oh! but what a bunch of women.
He also was visited by his sons-in-law and daughters, also their children
which made it very pleasant for the old man and family and was almost like
a reunion. They all certainly had a jolly time with a wonderfully
rooster fight. Joe came a little late, but sure did make plenty of
noise after he got there. Toody Parsons, Clellan Brown, Clay Wallbrown
and P.G. Deweese were the corner men and they are mighty good corner men
and sure do know how to make the notches fit.
It took the women about three hours to serve dinner to this crowd and
there was sure some dish washing and chicken bones to be piled up after
the feast. Also they served supper about four o'clock after the last
log was laid on the top of the barn. Joe - He started to the supper
table rejoicing. There is reported supposed to be another barn raising
in the near neighborhood next week and everybody is expecting another feast.
The following were present: J.J. Bailey, French Bailey, Hence
Bailey, Sam Bailey, Diddridge Bailey, Roy Bailey, Orval Bailey, A.J. Bailey,
Howard Bailey, Joseph Bailey, Mike Wallbrown, Will Wallbrown, Clay Wallbrown,
George Wallbrown, Delford Wallbrown, Curtis Wallbrown, Bert Wallbrown,
Tom Jackson, Ora Butler, Toody Andy Parsons, Joe, He. Sampson, J. Mat Starcher,
Father Jacob Hall, Nelson Smith, B.E. Nicholson, Carl Witt, P.G. Deweese,
Columbus Siers and Willie Siers.
We are very sorry that we cannot name the rest but we have forgotten
their names besides the women and children to numerous to mention.