Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Little Home

This is the place that Mother always referred to as "Our Happy Little Home". The folks bought it a couple years after they were married and it was my birthplace as well as for sister Vivian and brother Don. The place was located on the south side of West Moffitt street and across the railroad tracks from the Seward fair grounds. Though we moved to the old family farm north of Garland as I approached my 7th birthday, the folks continued to rent the property. During WWII, Hughes Bros. purchased the property along with others in the neighborhood, as they expanded their plant. The house was moved up to 13th and Roberts where it was remodeled and is an attractive "little home" today. During the time we lived here, electricity was our only utility. Mother had a little kerosene stove for cooking and also a kitchen range but the house was heated with a wood stove. There was a shallow well next to the wash house and the "out house" is at the center of the picture. The place  consisted of 6 lots which provided "pasture" for the goats. I was unable to digest Mother's or cow's milk as a baby and Dad paid $60.00 for a Nubian Nanny that nourished me to weigh 25 pounds at the age of 6 months. It was a humble beginning but I couldn't have gotten off to a better start.

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