Friday, February 8, 2013


I'm getting old, but I wanted to walk to the back woods behind my mother's house one more time.  My cousin, sisters, and I have peasant memories playing back there in our younger years.  We would grab a vine and swing across an
 old canal back there.  My granddaddy had also dug a pond back there by an overflow to water some cows he had back there in  a pasture.  As you can see the woods is all grown up and we could not get through the briers to try to find the pond.
Husband walking along the woods trying to find a place to go in.

We finally gave up and headed back. This is about one third of the way back. The green top house was my moms. Lots of new houses have been built on the road frontage, but the fields are still being farmed.

Almost There. We can see the back of the house.

At last back to the back yard. My grandfather built this home for his wife and family.  This is still the back of the house. There is a grape vine behind me.  The room on the left is the kitchen and the room on the right, mama used as a dining room.  My grandmother used that room as a sun room.  She always had a room full of flowers next to the windows in the winter time.
This is the house from across the road. It has a nice cement floor on the front porch and banisters made of brick and cement all around.  It was a fun place to play at grandma's house. And a wonderful place to visit when mama and daddy lived there after Grandma's death.  So many memories.
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Debbie J said...

That was so nice for you to be able to relive some of your memories Ms. Ann. It sounds like you had a lot of fun growing up. Swinging on the vine sounds like something I would have done! The weather was nice that day too.

Pen Pen said...

Love this! I didn't know that Grandma used the DR as a sun porch. :)) Love the pics... wish I could have been with you for the walk.

Mari said...

Great memories! A few years ago we had a similar experience when we went exploring the old farm where I grew up. We were disappointed to not be able to get to some of our favorite places because of the briars.

Granny Annie said...

I long to return to some of the places that hold my fondest childhood memories. I know you had a lovely time.

Anonymous said...

Love these pictures! I have some fond memories of sitting on that front porch, I especially loved the swing!