I was 13 in these photos, it was 1957 and we lived in Sloans Valley Kentucky My Brother, David was 9. The Christmas tree was the first and only tree we cut down. Our backyard of the Church Parsonage we lived in, was full of Christmas trees. We insisted on the biggest one we could carry in the house.
The kitchen Is me, doing who knows what. The water that came out of the faucets was rainwater caught in a cistern. that was under the back porch. I was abused and made to walk two houses over to haul drinking water from a neighbor well... The basement under the kitchen had a huge tin tub that we heated water and filled for our EVERY SATURDAY night baths. During the snow season we dragged the tub into that kitchen and bathed by the stove.
Another of my chores was to take the slop jars/chamber pots, to our outhouse that was down the hill out the side door to the basement. Our house was built into the side of a hill, the front was level with the dirt road, the back was 3rd story basement. the house was two stories, one pot for downstairs, one for upstairs which is where my brother and I slept. My grandmother mailed me a beautiful shiny blue silk bathroom in 1957, and while taking the slop jars out to empty them on the first snow of that year, my feet went out from under me, and you can imagine the rest of the story.
The robe was ruined and thrown away.
The Tables, sofa, lamps were a gift to us from the church because we had lived in campus housing while in Pineville that came furnished. Daddy went to Clear Creek Baptist Preachers School and got his Highschool diploma and then his college diploma.
Why my brother is sawing wood in the living room, I have no idea. We moved back to Savannah GA in Dec 30, 1959 and I graduated from high school in 1962
And in 1963 I was married in this hoop skirt and in
in 1965 and 1967 David, age 3,above and Daniel age 12 months, below came into my life.
My Dad and his first Grandchild, David. this was in the last part of 1966, just before Dan was born in 1967 Feb 22
all photos are part of the photos found in my brothers closet. I thought they were lost