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The great wild animal dinners Mrs. Amanda Dunbar prepared

1940-1950's era: It was a table fit for Columbia's great men and good eaters of the age. No well-traveled possum on the menu, but it was a wildgame epicurean feast, a spread too rarely seen these days

Hunter Durham writes:
I remember as a lad that Amanda Dunbar, who lived on Merchant Street, used to fix, once a year, a wild animal dinner for my father, Cotton Durham, who was Adair Co. County Attorney at the time; her husband Mr. Dunbar, Mr. James Montgomery, President of the First National Bank; and whoever the sheriff, jailer might be at the time, and others.

The meal included squirrels, frog legs, raccoon, and other delicious morsels including quail, et al. There were big cathead biscuits, mashed potatoes, tomatoes, corn and pie for dessert.

I never got to go to the suppers, but I did get to eat rabbit and squirrels and quail afterward. - HUNTER DURHAM.
Inspired by JIM'S Comments re article 48188 The Well-Traveled Possum

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