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Childhood Memories 1945
Picture a large twostory farmhouse way off the road. you could take a dirt lane and drive along the old stone fence across slue and up to the house or you could come in the back way through the woods and across the creek at a low water crossing. The house had been a fine old house with a big porch on the side and a curving banister on the stair way. but sliding down it was not alowed. We had one kerocine lamp for light that was carried from room to room, a pot-bellied stove for heat and a kerocine cookstove. a well for your water and an outhouse in the corner of the front yard! Mama didn't like that. Mama and Daddy were in their early 20s. Daddy farmed with a team of horses but he had an old John Dere tractor too. Mama made our dresses with matching bloomers out of flowered chicken feed sacks.we wore long white cotton socks that went above our knees and were held up with garters. Our shoes were hightop brown lace up shoes. The old creek had a walking bridge across it. Us girls fish with old stick poles and a cork. We climbed in the hay, Played with the farm animals,wade in the mud, made mud pies.I was the oldest I liked to draw, read and daydream and I know I am one of the lucky generation that grew up in the 40's before TV.

Submitted By: Dixie Newkirk from KS on 2007-12-13

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