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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Business Deeply Rooted in His Family

Donny Richards makes some of his "Come Heah Tuh Me" turkey calls with the help of a long-dead ancestor.

It was a well-known fact that Richards' family originally came from the area of Lumpkin, Ga., and that the patriarch, Henry Spivey, was buried somewhere in the area.

“Really, his grave was found by accident when my mother was cleaning the graveyard,” Richard said. “And what was so amazing was that this huge cedar tree was growing right out of my great-great-great-grandaddy's chest.”
Only a small number of the turkey calls are made from the cedar that grew from his great-great-great-grandpa's chest, and those have a unique sound that Richards's credits to the wood. [Link]

Janice

Chris,

I am constantly amazed at how you find these priceless articles! Great job.

J

Chris

I could tell you my sources, but then I'd have to kill you.

Oh, what the hell — Google News.

Janice

I use Google News.. it's a great feature. What are the search words for this one? turkey? grave?

J

Chris

Every day I search for "turkey call" and "great-great-great-grandpa's chest." Sometimes I get lucky.

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