Main Street. Old postcard courtesy Paula Athey|
|History in a Pecan
In 1885 a store run by Charles Walker Smith applied for a post
office in the name of Smithville after "Uncle" Billye Smith - a well-loved member
of the community.
was already taken by a town in Bastrop County so the townspeople had to reapply
under another name. It was said that since everyone "eulogized" Uncle Billye -
Eulogy should be the town's name.
The post office closed in 1912 and
the population of Eulogy never exceeded 200. According to the Handbook of Texas
- from 1974 to 1990 the population stayed at 45 Eulogians.
Brazos River Bridge as it looks to day... built in 1914. This bridge is on Farm
Rd. 56. Johnson Co.) Not far from Eulogy,TX. The Co. has built a new bridge by
the old bridge." - Paula Mc Michael Athey, September 2008 |
mother Trixie Mc Michael in the 1930's in Eulogy,TX. Behind her is the old oak
tree which still stands today across the street from where Ina's Place once stood."
Old Oak Tree today. "All the kids growing up from many years back played
on this old tree. I did when I was a little girl. " - Paula Athey, May 08,
Place." Photo courtesy Paula Athey|
They moon-shined and boot-legged down Eulogy way.
carried their loads through the backroads as they went on their way.
Saturday night baths went alone with their Saturday night blast.
out and kicked out the ones who got in their way.
They fought and stomped
over some old drunk that crossed their way, down Eulogy way.
The town is gone
now but the tales live on.
So, if you're ever down and about that way, come
on down to Eulogy way
And see where the boot-leggers stayed, down at Eulogy
By Paula Mc Michael Athey
old school that burned In 1929 |
Photo courtesy Paula Fay (Mc Michael) Athey
Eulogy School photo. "The lady in the middle with the zip-up coveralls is
my mother. They called her Trixie. Her mother was Ina Thompson. This school picture
was taken in the 1920's. The old brick school house where Trixie went to school
still stands today. My mother once told me they only went to the 11th grade there.
I have my mother's High School certificate that reads: Eulogy, Third day of May
1935." - Paula Athey, March 25, 2007 |
Schoolhouse c. 1934. "My mother (Trixie) Mc Michael is the far left on third
row with dark hat and coat. Ina was her mother. " - Paula Fay Athey |
Old Eulogy School House today.This is where my mother Trixie Hudson Mc Michael
went to school back in the 1930's." - Paula Mc Michael Athey photo|
Thompson (left, standing) is my grandmother (born 1901). My great-grandparents
are seated. The other girls (right) are my grandmother's sisters. They all lived
in Eulogy at the Old Home Place many years ago." - Paula Fay Athey |
is the Old Eulogy Thompson Home Place. The lady standing is my grandmother Ina
Fay Thompson (Hudson) at a very young age. And the baby girl is my mother Trixie
Hudson Mc Michael. My mother was born in 1920. I lived at the Old Home Place with
my parents in the 1960's. My grandmother Ina was born in the Old Thompson Home
Place in 1901." - 1920s photo courtesy of Paula Mc Michael Athey|
is the old rock building that appears in the old postcard above. It was right
down the road from my grandmother Ina. Us grandkids just loved to play inside
the Old Rock Building." - Paula Fay (Mc Michael) Athey, March 26, 2007|
is a picture I took back in 1976 at the Eulogy Homecoming. My mother Trixie Hudson
McMichael (2nd row on the left with a white dress standing by the man.) Most of
the people in this picture are gone now, but they are loved ones I remember growing
up." - Paula Mc Michael Athey, September 2008||