For the last big May Family reunion in 1981, my father wrote down his memories of growing up on the old plantation. This document is probably the last and longest memoir of those days and of my grandparents Jonathan Brooks and Nicie Elizabeth Kinnaird May. Thinking of the upcoming May Reunion of April 30, I decided that it might be a good idea to post this in one of my blogs.
As you will see, he was a man of his times. He also was a man who, in the words of the old song that if you remember it will probably date you, preferred to "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." These are memories looking backward through glasses made rosy by time. But I don't mind, and I don't think you will either.