Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The bridges of Wilson County
This old bridge once ran above the San Antonio River in Wilson County.
The bridge was a wooden rickety one that crossed a creek in Wilson County. It had wide wooden boards that had about an inch between them. There was a wooden rail on both sides at one time, but part of it had broken off. It was so scary for a 3-year-old to walk over that bridge, and look down at the creek below. Sometimes it had water in it, sometimes it didn’t. But it was a long way down! Our footsteps sounded hollow and loud on the bridge and if it wasn’t for the fact that my daddy’s huge hand was holding my little one tightly, as I walked by his side, I would have been very scared. But the comfort of holding on to his hand has stayed with me all these years. I knew, as long as he held my hand, I would be okay. That memory is still there. It’s strong and the first memory I have of my life in Wilson County. . . .
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