Writing about Grannie’s last days made me remember her younger days.
I can’t believe we all showed up at Grannie’s and Grandpa’s house every Sunday. Now, that’s 7 kids with 7 wives,husband, boy friends, etc. Now add their kids. Grannie and Grandpa had a small 2 bedroom, one bath, and we stuffed that many people into that house. The house I remember most was the one on Speck Dr. Grannie’s house house really wasn’t crowded. The kids were sent outside to “play”, unlike the kids of today who are on the X-box, computer, T.V.,and so on. The men and some of the ladies were out in the yard in lawn chairs and talking about the gossip or the events of the week. They use to sit in some what of a strange circle. You may have had a couple of the sisters sitting and talking at the dinning room. Grannie was usually in the kitchen, fixing something. Or standing at the backdoor calling,”ED.” He called her,” MIL-DREAD”. Even with folks bringing a couple or three buckets of KFC or bags of crystals, that still meant making tea and a lot of little things that didn’t come with the bucket or sack.
I remember the cedar tree that grew at the corner of the house. It had lots of cocoons on it. For the beautiful butterflies. Have you noticed the butterflies lately. None left or they are in a habitat. Oh, and Jerry Lawler lived on the street that crossed Speck.