2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 21

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21. Were there any flowers growing in your yard back home? What kind? Were you or your parents good gardeners?

There was a forsythia bush out front of the Wellington Street house in Anderson. Otherwise, I don’t remember any flowers any place I lived with my parents, other than the flowers on the dogwood trees that bloomed every year, just in time for Easter..

I don’t know that I am a good gardener.  I have had successes along the way, but many more losses.  I don’t remember my parents ever having a garden while I lived with them, or afterwards, for that matter.

 

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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 20

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20. Did you have a neighborhood park/playground?  Did you play there?

In the mill village in Anderson, there was a park and, yes, I most definitely played there.  I loved to climb the slide and turn flips at the top of it before I slid down it. Even after we moved to Starr, we road our bikes over there to play.  It was this park where The Great ‘I Reckon’ Incident occurred when I was 15 years old.

 

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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 19

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19. Did you have any pets in your childhood home? If so, please tell me about them. If you have a photograph of any of your childhood pets, please share.

We had several dogs along the way when I was a little girl in Anderson. They all met with untimely deaths.  The first one that I remember was a tiny little dog named Spark Plug. He was the color of the dirt in our driveway.  Daddy came in from work one day and didn’t see Spark Plug laying in the driveway sleeping and he ran over him.

After we moved to Starr, we only had cats.  One was named Calico and another was a black and white tuxedo kitty named Trouble. I don’t have any pictures of them.

 

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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 18

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18. Did you like your childhood home? What did you like or not like about it?

Our house at 508 Wellington Street was a cool house. The way it was laid out, we could run circles around the inside of the house.  Once, my little brothers and cousins were doing this and one of them got turned around. Two of the boys ran head on into each other. OUCH!

When we moved to Starr, it was an adventure.  We spent some time without modern amenities, but that was okay…we were living in the woods! I loved living in the woods, riding my bike through them, and playing at the creek. It was great!

 

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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 17

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17. Was your hometown an economically advantaged or disadvantaged area?

There were textile mills all over the place in the area where I grew up, so, at least while they were up and running, I think it was economically advantaged. Obviously, a mill worker isn’t likely to be a millionaire, but they had a roof over their heads, full bellies, and clothes on their backs. Many folks don’t have that.  Owens-Corning Fiberglas had a factory there and that is where my daddy worked most of his adult life.  Yes, we were blessed, at least until layoff season. We were still blessed even then because we still had a roof over our head. Daddy always managed to find work somewhere. He did whatever it took to provide for his family. Many others were the same way. Pride didn’t feed a family; hard work did. Daddy and many others took whatever work they could get during layoff season.

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