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‘We survived and did pretty well,’ Lawrence Honza recalls

Joe Honza, Jr., Joe F. Honza’s eldest son, poses for this 1940s photo on the farm he helped his dad operate in Bardwell, following the unexpected death of his mother at a young age. “We had 12 horses and two mules in our stable,” Lawrence said of the farm his father owned at Bardwell, beginning in the 1930s. “All of the horses were draft horses, except for two which were for riding and for herding cattle.” Horseshoeing was something Lawrence remembered: “My brother Jerry and I were amazed watching our dad go through the process.” And blacksmithing was a skill Joe Honza taught himself and excelled at. Read this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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