Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Joe C. Woody]
“One of the things I remember about my childhood was the sheriff coming by to get dad. There were several gangs operating in Wise county from time to time, and the Campbell gang was one of them. Every time the Wise county officers figured they could capture one of the gangs, they always got word to the sheriff at Weatherford, and he'd go up to help. On the way, he'd pick dad up, and they'd go together. You know, in those days when there wasn't so many people, a sheriff had to be careful who he chose to help him when he went after a desparado. Likely as not, he might pick a relative of the desparado, or a good friend, and he'd lose out when it came to a tight spot.
“This time I remember the folks talking about, the sheriff had come by and got dad. They left word that the Wise county officers had the Campbell boys in a trap, and just needed more men to close in with. Dad especially wanted to see the Campbell boys stopped because he knew two of them had rustled some hosses of his. Chalk and Bob. They were the two.
“When the sheriff and dad got to the rendezvous with the Wise county officers, they saw a two story farm house with the top floor all lit up, and sounds of music with dancing could be heard. Everybody was really feeling good, because there was no possible [?]