The Cat in the Pillowslip

The Cat in the Pillowslip Cover

Author: Virginia H. Jewell
Illustrator: Liz Jewell
1992
Lanzer Printing Co.
Union City, TN


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The Cat in the Pillowslip (entire book)

Introduction

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Early Days

  • When the World Went Beserk
  • Pioneer by Profession
  • Father White’s Reminiscences
  • Indentures
  • Cordelling
  • Susan Victoria
  • Kentucky City
  • A Low, Wet Muddy Place
  • The Woodyard
  • Fogs Interfere with Steamers

Chapter 2: Middle Bar

  • The Packet Boat Fire
  • Middle Bar Formed
  • Map of Old and New Columbus

Chapter 3: Columbus Before the Flood

  • A Step Back in Time
  • A Bird’s Eye View

Chapter 4: Columbus — The Flood of 1927

  • Down on the Levee
  • The Day the Levee Broke
  • The Cat in the Pillowslip
  • The Water Tank
  • Choosing Lots
  • The Cheerful Housemover
  • The Sweet Potato Field
  • Once More, Farewell
  • Port Status Today

Chapter 5: Columbus — Other Scenes

  • Belmont Tied to Columbus
  • The 24-Hour Ferry
  • The Whirlpool
  • Columbus Race Track
  • Corn Liquor — Wolf Island

Chapter 6: Civil War Memories

  • Seventh Kentucky Infantry
  • The “Arkansas” Ram
  • Battle of Belmont (Phipps)
  • The Battle of Belmont, I Presume?
  • A Civil War Letter
  • Personal Enemies Never
  • Diary Refers to Columbus Fort
  • Fisherman Discover Chain
  • Soldiers’ Home
  • Sale of the Battlefield Lots

Chapter 7: The Civilian Conservation Corps

  • Marion Rust
  • Columbus Park Built
  • Mortar Mixed with Hoe
  • Camp Ashby

Chapter 8: Molasses and Barbecue

  • Barbecue
  • Them Molasses
  • Nunley’s Special
  • Wool Gathering
  • Land O’Cotton
  • Pickers Averaged 200 Pounds Daily
  • Gins at Oakton and Clinton
  • Making Hay
  • Baling
  • The Wheat Binder
  • Spite Fences

Chapter 9: Eastern Hickman County

  • The Potato Patch
  • The Beeline Railroad
  • Little “Okefenokee”
  • Cypress Harness Racing
  • Fulgham Tent Revivals
  • Good for What Ails You

Chapter 10: Women

  • Christine Cole
  • Laverne Snell
  • J.G. Walker, Editor
  • Why the Club?
  • Colleen Doreen
  • Carrie Jackson Brummal
  • Hettie Hicks
  • The Valentine

Chapter 11: Customs

  • The Shivaree
  • Edged in Black
  • In Memoriam
  • Visiting Cards
  • Freight Hopping
  • Pranking
  • The Hen That Got Away
  • Namesakes and Nicknames

Chapter 12: The 1937 Flood

  • Water Upon the Earth
  • All Boats in Use
  • Memories of Other Floods
  • The Breadmaker

Chapter 13: Churches

  • The Presbyterians
  • St. Denis Picnic
  • Sweet By and By — Clinton Methodist
  • No Synagogue
  • Pioneer Church — Clinton Baptist
  • Mid-Continent Baptist College
  • Greenwood Christian
  • Beulah Baptist
  • Some Other Churches

Chapter 14: The Hospital

  • Miss Ila Caldwell
  • The Claytons

Chapter 15: Glances Backward

  • That infamous Winter
  • World War I and II Memories
  • When a New Car Was a Happening
  • Jerkwater
  • Flour by the Barrel
  • The Livery Stable
  • The Shoemaker
  • Glass Caskets
  • Jewell Brothers Grocery
  • We Walked from the Train Station
  • The Poor Farm
  • The Corn Crib
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Spring Hill Courthouse
  • Spring Hill Band
  • Tuff Glass
  • Homemade Powder Puff
  • A Whiff of Hickory Smoke
  • Road to Mobile
  • The Wedding Day

Chapter 16: Making a Living

  • Clinton Was Chicken Coop Capital
  • Chairmakers
  • Trapping
  • Raleigh Man

Chapter 17: Education

  • Oh, About Normal
  • Trials of a One-Room Teacher
  • Gordon Wilson
  • Kane School

Chapter 18: Dreamers

  • E. C. Mays
  • “Live Forever” Jones

Chapter 19: Clinton

  • Jinx Day
  • When the Lights Blinked
  • Watered Turned to Sand
  • Bacot’s Hatchery
  • That Bakery Aroma
  • Hotel Jewell
  • Upstairs Windows Stare

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