Great article, about a great Ozark family from the Hartville, MO area. I loved the quote about pictures of the family “sucker grabbing.”
One annual family tradition that McMurtrey captured was sucker grabbing. Beau says as children, they were only allowed to go if their grades were good.
“I joined the family for sucker grabbing, and when I showed them the pictures and they said, ‘All we have of this are the memories, no one has even taken photos of this’ and they loved it. They have done it their whole lives,” McMurtrey said.
Grabbing and gigging were a big part of my life growing up and I realized I don’t have one picture of either. I am going to have to remedy that soon.