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The Goode family played, loved music

The Goode family played, loved music
Clare Goode and Billie Jean Watson walk on Houston Street in downtown San Antonio circa 1944.

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Rainy Days and Starry Nights
September 25, 2013
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My aunt Clare Goode loves music. Grandma played a guitar and Grandpa played the fiddle. Her family would gather together on the front porch on summer nights, as they played and sang old folk ballads and old hymns. The family moved around a lot to work in the fields. They picked cotton. When Clare was a toddler, she sat on a blanket in the shade, watched over by her older brother Johnny, and she could hear the voices of her mama and daddy and sisters out in the cotton field, singing the ballads and gospel songs. She says she can still hear my grandma singing “The Old Rugged Cross,” as her voice rang out over the cotton field.  . . .

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