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Mr. Ivan Fry's Dog
County TXGenWeb Mr
Ivan Fry's Dog The
Ladonia Historical Preservation Society
by Debby Crofford
A Dog Tale
Back when Mr Ivan Fry owned the Fry's Drug Store, on
the south side of the square located in a two story building and Mr Will
McFarland owned the Meat Market down the street by where Moon's Hardware
is now located, this story unfolded before many a Ladonians eyes. Mr Ivan's
little dog, Pat, usually stayed in the back of the store; however at times
it would come to Mr Ivan and beg. Mr Ivan would wrap a nickle in some paper
and put it in Pat's mouth. Pat would wait for someone to open the door
and out he would go. The next stop was the meat market and again Pat would
have to wait for someone to open the door. Pat would go to Mr Chot Hulsey.
Mr Chot would wrap some meat scraps in a paper and put it in Pat's mouth.
Pat would go back to Mr Ivan and wait patiently for Mr Ivan to unwrap the
food. Pat surely knew his providers.