Growing up in an Abernathy household, I heard an interesting variety of “family stories". It often took a while to discover if they were about real events or Tall Tales.
Abernathy’s uphold the grand tradition of being great story tellers, embellishing when the occasion calls for it.
My grandfather, “Big Daddy” not only had a furniture store, he was also a mortician and especially enjoyed sharing the unusual things that could happen in his line of work.
This is our story of ‘The Gambler’.
by C. Brian Abernathy
Copperhill, Tennessee was a mining community. While it was a relatively quiet area, occasionally some excitement was bound to happen. This apparently happened in the early 1900’s.