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 Little Home Histories, Part 17 -- Anecdotes of Joseph F. Doudna.

by Hall, Wilford T.

See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 16 -- Joseph F. Doudna.

Joseph Doudna was a man of great energy and a very good cradler. One time while he was living in the Dawson house, he went over to James Edgerton on the ridge to cradle wheat. An expert cradler was to be there and a contest had been arranged between them. Joseph decided to take Belinda, his wife, along to visit for the day. When they arrived the expert had already started. Joseph watched a while, then Said "I See he doesn't have my stroke." He started in after him and soon caught up; cradled around him and left him in a patch of uncradled wheat. As Joseph related, "He drew his cradle on me in a threatening manners."

One time when the trestle below Barnesville was 75 feet high, a group of friends had gathered and were talking of it being too high to want to walk across it. Joseph Doudna took Josiah, his son then a baby, in his arms and carried him across.

Source: Written by: Wilford T. Hall, who is related to Alice Doudna Smith, Barnesville, Ohio.

See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 18 -- Knowels and Knowis.

For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.

This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.

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