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Country livin’ and dreamin’

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I grew up in the country. Union Parish to be more specific. Rocky Branch to be precise. I cherish the memories of my childhood there.

Winding backroads, swimming holes on both Bayou D’Arbonne and at the junction of Bayou D’Loutre and the Ouachita River, hay fields, a peach orchard (my father’s), a school house with two grades per room (my mother was the principal), several country stores, and a handful of churches.

Many summer days, my sister and I climbed the fence for the short journey to play cowboys and Indians with our neighbors.

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