It is amazing how little happenings in your daily life can bring out so many images and memories in your mind.

Recently two young men from Arab Water Works came to the old Joe Black place directly across Old Cullman Road from my house to check old water meters that had not been used for several years.

The original meters had been set in about 1946.

When my grandparents, John L. and Hassie Davidson Grace, moved to this place, Route 3 Box 11, two of my uncles, Gus and Donald Grace, dug a trench from our old house diagonally to Cullman Road to bring water to their parents’ Abode.

They first used a mule and turning plow and started the ditch. They finished it with pick and shovel.

For more on this story please pick up Wednesday’s Tribune or purchase an e-edition.

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