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Guilt 29 told the Journal of Country Music in 1997, he couldn’t wait for the visits of a Texas vagabond whose yarns were as succulent as hot buttered sweet potatoes: He walked to our house—you could see him coming down the road. He had a dirty blue bandanna around his neck and old-fashioned clothes and a cowboy hat. Nobody knew how old he was— he smelled like a barnyard. We’d welcome him in and feed him. My mother would cook and offered him a bath. He’d sit in the living room and tell stories. His name was Jim George.
Confidence by rubbing his head and telling him that someday he’d amount to something. R. ’s immature eyes was far closer to perfection than anybody he knew, and tougher and wiser and more Christian. R. adored him, finding in him a gentle father figure. “Jack was my protector,” he remarked thirty years later. “I was the skinny one and he looked after me. We were always together, always laughing. He taught me all those things a big brother teaches a little brother he loves. R. never dreamed that his righteous brother would ultimately walk so far ahead of him.
Though many of those sons would return after the war, Dyess never would recapture its vibrancy of the 1930s and early 1940s. Its purpose was yoked to the Depression, and the Depression was over. Many of the small land owners sold out, realizing how impossible it was to sustain a family on twenty acres. Those who remained, like the Cashes, bought up land from their departing friends. But as the number of families dwindled, the colony’s heart, its town center, faltered. Over the decades, its institutions shuttered their doors: the movie theater where the children saw their Gene Autry westerns, the cannery where the women brought their garden produce, and the restaurant where farmers bought a hot roast beef sandwich and Coke after milling their corn.