In Alabama: a Coon Dog Indeed

After she had put the roses on the grave, Alda Sizemore commenced the story of how Old Red the coon dog got run over by a train. "It was just awful," she sighed, and then she said, "but let me go get my husband. He tells it so much better, and he was there, after all."

The woman went and fetched Ross Sizemore from under a sugar-maple tree, where he was quietly whittling a cedar stick. He was wearing a cap that said FUZZY'S FEEDS SINCE 1956.

"Train killed Old Red," Ross Sizemore said. On Sunday, Nov. 18, 1974, he had...

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