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By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Columnist 

We wanted, built and owned a billy


April 19, 2018

We were a creative bunch. We were blessed with excess energy and low on spending money for toys.

We were creative.

My older brothes, Rayford and Jarvis ( aka Humpy ) built things for making our fun more fun.

Our land had several natural ponds, one being, "the pond".

Daddy had given instuctions on building a billy.

What is a billy you ask.

A " billy" is a contraption that looks like a ladder and will float on water.

We needed a billy.

We would enjoy floats into "the pond" while riding the billy.

My older brothers did the hard work on constructing the billy.

Daddy had helped them cut down tw...

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