You know you grew up in Gatesville, Tx when....

You know you grew up in Gatesville, Texas if your life story can include a few "rousing adventures " from growing up. FlavilLee brown and Walter Schaub years ago used to run a bunch of cattle in the Leon River bottomland. Any person who raises cattle knows that the feeding and well-being of the herd takes precedence over all others including your last meal. they got a call from a friend in Hamilton or Jonesboro one saying an upstream flood had hit there and if they had any cattle in the bottom they had better get them to higher ground . they immediately went to the river and started to get them up and all hell broke loose when the river wall hit them and washed them into it , carrying them on downstream Most people thought them dead and searchers hunted for them to no avail. They were found and rescued the next day clinging to the tops of trees by search helicopters from Fort Hood way down by Straws Mill area. Those boys were Texas -tough and survivors ! Flavilee still lives in the area and is fighting health issues like a lot of us. I hope this shared memory of this Korean war combat vet doesn't upset him too much !!