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Old September 26, 2007, 08:35 PM   #237
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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Mr. Donahue and Houston's army

More on Sam Houston's army and their unwilling host, Mr. Donahue.
After supper some of the boys proposed that they have a dance. "All right, if we can get the ladies." A dozen or more families were camped near, so some of the boys were sent to see if the ladies would come, which they agreed to do. While we were waiting for the ladies to get ready some of the boys went to see Mr. Donahue and said, "Mr. Donahue, we want you to move the furniture out of one of the rooms; we are going to have a dance here." "I'll not move a ____ (using a very strong adjective) thing." "All right, we'll move them for you." So they took everything out of one of the rooms and piled it up in the hall. It was a double log house with a hall between. They danced nearly all night. I leave you to imagination how well Donahue enjoyed it. It was still fresh in his memory when we went to borrow the skillet..."
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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