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Charlie J. Hudson
Charlie J. Hudson
Charlie J. Hudson had a way of leaning back and gulping before he spoke.

Charlie J. Hudson worked in Dewey Hudson Store for a while. He allegedly once leaned back, gulped and said, “There ain’t no use of ordering that paint anymore.  It sells so fast we can’t keep it in stock”.

Charlie was a lifelong bachelor. He was a son of Hollie Wright Hudson, and grandson of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.


 
Children of Dewey Sr. & Cindy
Children of Dewey Sr. & Cindy
Left to right: Michael Keith Hudson, Gary Alan Hudson, Dennis Dwight Hudson, Glenda Lane Hudson Powers, George Dewey Hudson Jr., children of Lucinda (Cindy) Parker & George Dewey Hudson Sr.

The four boys loved to play cowboys and Indians, but especially soldiers. They would sometimes play in large gullies in a cow pasture that fed water shedding from a nearby field into a creek. One day Dewey dared Dennis to go lay down in the field, to see if Dewey could hit him with a small rock fired from a slingshot. Dennis did and Dewey did. Dennis ended up with chipped tooth.

Of course, Dennis likes to tell the one where he clobbered Gary. They were having a serious argument while Gary was sitting in a vehicle and Dennis was standing outside the car door. Dennis dared Gary to roll down the window. Gary did, and you know the rest.

Dewey was the instigator. He would egg the other boys into arguments and fisticuffs. He would also, after he had filled his lunch plate, hide food so that the other boys had to search around the house for their lunch. Usually, Dewey Sr. and Cindy were working in their store next door and there was no one to referee.
 
Dewey Hudson Sr. and Perry Smith
Dewey Hudson Sr. and Perry Smith
Dewey Hudson and his good friend, Perry Smith, where notorious pranksters. They once called the neighbors claiming to be from the phone company. They told the neighbors that the phone lines were clogged and needed to be blown out. They instructed the neighbors to leave their phones off the hook for a duration at a certain time. During the duration, Elwood (Woody) Hudson, Wayne Phipps and Alton McGee drove around the neighborhood to find out who had left their phones off the hook. They would pretend that their car had broken down, and asked to use the phone. Two of the people who did leave their phones off the hook were Kenneth Chambers and Louie Powell. However, Louie Powell would never admit to it afterwards.

Dewey and Perry once helped with a fundraising event to benefit Turkey High School.  Whoever raised the most money earned the title of Halloween King or Queen. It was expected that Ruth Holland would run for Queen, but Melva Rose Johnson ran instead. Dewey dressed up like a woman and competed against her. Every time someone would put money in for Melva, Perry would top it with a donation for Dewey. Dewey ended up being the Halloween Queen.

George Dewey Hudson Sr.: son of George Washington Hudson, grandson of Coleman Jarred Hudson

 
Jewel and Peggy - Shotgun Wedding Skit
Jewel and Peggy - Shotgun Wedding Skit
Peggy Hudson Spell Pollock and Jewel Hudson Cannady are putting on a shotgun wedding at a wedding rehearsal party for Gary & Michelle Hudson. The event took place on 5 October, 1990.

Among other events, they performed similar skits for the 15th Anniversary Party of George and Mae Pinyatello, and for the wedding rehearsal party for Alan and Maureen Bundy.

Peggy and Jewel, daughters of Sampson (Samp) Monroe Hudson Sr., granddaughters of Geroge Wasington Hudson, and great-granddaughters of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson
 
Jewel and Peggy
Jewel and Peggy

Jewel Hudson Cannady and Peggy Hudson Spell Pollack doing another skit.

Perhaps someone will tell us more about this photo.

Peggy and Jewel, daughters of Sampson (Samp) Monroe Hudson Sr., granddaughters of George Washington Hudson, and great-granddaughters of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.


 

Jewel and Peggy
Jewel and Peggy
Jewel Hudson Cannady and Peggy Hudson Spell Pollack doing another skit.

Perhaps someone will tell us more about this photo.

Peggy and Jewel, daughters of Sampson (Samp) Monroe Hudson Sr., granddaughters of George Washington Hudson, and great-granddaughters of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.
 
Roaming Eye Dog
Roaming Eye Dog
Roaming Eye Dog

David Hudson’s dog, Blackie, made his rounds in the Hudsonville community. He would sire puppies with a neighbor’s dog, and then stay with his new family at least until the puppies were weaned. Then he would return home until he felt that his service was needed again. David finally chained him to the back of the house.

David Dwight Hudson Sr.:  son of George Washington Hudson, grandson of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.