On This Day

James Merry met his maker 127 years ago today. I had the whole story authenticated, who owned the bull, who owned the land, why he was up there. Then the old stories wipe out the memory banks.

A few years ago this was highlighted in red paint. Black is more somber.

2 thoughts on “On This Day

    1. Just the facts:

      The death of James Merry by a three year old bull owned by Patrick Nugent in a field in Dogtown owned by Curtis.

      James Merry was a fisher man back in days of yore
      But he left the blue in ninety-two for the trade of matador
      So he got a bull and he raised it up full
      And he learned the corrida lore
      Then he died like a toad on the Dogtown Road
      Bleeding from a stomach gore

      -by Shep Abbott


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