Street. Old postcard courtesy Paula Athey
in a Pecan Shell
In 1885 a store run by Charles Walker Smith applied for a post office
in the name of Smithville after "Uncle" Billye Smith - a well-loved
member of the community.
was already taken by a town in Bastrop
County so the townspeople had to reapply under another name. It
was said that since everyone "eulogized" Uncle Billye - Eulogy should
be the town's name.
The post office closed in 1912 and the population of Eulogy never
exceeded 200. According to the Handbook of Texas - from 1974
to 1990 the population stayed at 45 Eulogians.
Photo courtesy Bill Rigney
Brazos River Bridge as it looks to day... built in 1914. This bridge
is on Farm Rd. 56. Johnson Co.) Not far from Eulogy,TX. The Co. has
built a new bridge by the old bridge." - Paula Mc Michael Athey,
More Texas Bridges
mother Trixie Mc Michael in the 1930's in Eulogy,TX. Behind her is
the old oak tree which still stands today across the street from where
Ina's Place once stood."
|The Old Oak
Tree today. "All the kids growing up from many years back played
on this old tree. I did when I was a little girl. " - Paula Athey,
May 08, 2007
Place." Photo courtesy Paula Athey
They moon-shined and boot-legged down Eulogy way.
They carried their loads through the backroads as they went on their
There Saturday night baths went alone with their Saturday night blast.
They carried out and kicked out the ones who got in their way.
They fought and stomped over some old drunk that crossed their way,
down Eulogy way.
The town is gone now but the tales live on.
So, if you're ever down and about that way, come on down to Eulogy
And see where the boot-leggers stayed, down at Eulogy way.
By Paula Mc Michael Athey
|The old school
that burned In 1929
Photo courtesy Paula Fay (Mc Michael) Athey
Eulogy School photo. "The lady in the middle with the zip-up
coveralls is my mother. They called her Trixie. Her mother was Ina
Thompson. This school picture was taken in the 1920's. The old brick
school house where Trixie went to school still stands today. My mother
once told me they only went to the 11th grade there. I have my mother's
High School certificate that reads: Eulogy, Third day of May 1935."
- Paula Athey, March 25, 2007
c. 1934. "My mother (Trixie) Mc Michael is the far left on third
row with dark hat and coat. Ina was her mother. " - Paula Fay
Old Eulogy School House today.This is where my mother Trixie Hudson
Mc Michael went to school back in the 1930's." - Paula Mc Michael
Thompson (left, standing) is my grandmother (born 1901). My great-grandparents
are seated. The other girls (right) are my grandmother's sisters.
They all lived in Eulogy at the Old Home Place many years ago."
- Paula Fay Athey
is the Old Eulogy Thompson Home Place. The lady standing is my grandmother
Ina Fay Thompson (Hudson) at a very young age. And the baby girl is
my mother Trixie Hudson Mc Michael. My mother was born in 1920. I
lived at the Old Home Place with my parents in the 1960's. My grandmother
Ina was born in the Old Thompson Home Place in 1901." - 1920s
photo courtesy of Paula Mc Michael Athey
is the old rock building that appears in the old postcard above. It
was right down the road from my grandmother Ina. Us grandkids just
loved to play inside the Old Rock Building." - Paula Fay (Mc
Michael) Athey, March 26, 2007
is a picture I took back in 1976 at the Eulogy Homecoming. My mother
Trixie Hudson McMichael (2nd row on the left with a white dress standing
by the man.) Most of the people in this picture are gone now, but
they are loved ones I remember growing up." - Paula Mc Michael
Athey, September 2008