Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Eddie McGregor]
“As far that's concerned, I've hired seven or eight men in my time, that I'd been told they used to use a wet rope to make their living. I didn't care about that but was always willing to give the underdog a chance to make good, then if he turned bad again, stomp the very living daylights out of him, or, a hanging was alright by me.
“It was along in 1904 when my dad died, and then along in the Fall of 1906, I had my men drive my stuff to a rail point and I consigned them to Kansas City for sale. I made a real good profit on the, then my head began to take a turn for farming. I never thought I'd ever like farming, but that's the way I decided. I some way or another, wanted to settle down and stay in one place. A place I could be sure of in my old age, and raise a family as my dad done.
“With that in mind, I went back to the old home country but nothing suited me, so I went a few miles S. and bought up this place I now have, about seven miles S.W. of [Hablet?], here in Tarrant Co.
I don't only farm, though. I raise a few head of fine cattle for sale now and then. That's the life. Raising cattle is. [?] one of the reason I always come to the show here in Fort Worth because the fine stuff here always gives me a big kick.