woman. She was a Foreman of Beech Island, Aiken County. She left my discipline, when I was older and my teaching, to my father and the schools. Yet her quiet influence for good has made its impression on my character. She and my father were regarded as the handsomest couple in Walterboro. I shall tell what I know of the Foreman family at some other time. I should add that my father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, as well as several deceased of my sisters and brothers, sleep on the same lot in Live Oak Cemetery. I was glad to be able to mark the spot by appropriate tombstones. I don't believe my grandparents' graces are particularly designated, except by proximity to my father's, and by a Confederate Cross at my grandfather's grave. None of the older generation of Howells were college graduates, or scholarly men, yet some of them managed to acquire an amazing amount of knowledge. They were skillful writers, and forceful, sometimes eloquent speakers. They had the gift of always putting the best foot forward; they could use what knowledge they had, of literature or art, to the best possible advantage. They were forceful, effective men with their hands and their heads, everywhere standing head and shoulders above the crowd. Bill Arp, in the Atlanta Constitution, once said that the Howells were once kings and chieftains, natural leaders among men. None of them were "lewd fellows of the baser sort", but were of the nobility, "to the manner born".
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