He remodeled the house that had once been an old hotel in virgin Picky Cypress.
When Maw married Paw she got many letters from town folks that had spent their honeymoons in the ole hotel.
You see it was in the town of Hollywood.
Hollywood was named for the native holly trees that Hernando de Soto had given the Indian Chief as a gift to plant for a good omen of friendship.
The town was booming then. It had seven saloons, three cotton gin, a broom factory, brick plant, a hotel, Tate Brothers Commissary, and three plantations the Perry, the Sledge, and the Tate Brothers Plantation.
Now that’s the history, now the story. (The start of the story)