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My fondest memories of my childhood are those created with my cousins. I was always the instigator. And ALWAYS gave up the recliner for Uncle Herbert! Such a quiet, strong, amazing man. Mostly he managed to find me outside on front porch swinging or out back in barn doing chores with Doug. Then we had an interesting adventure in horticulture in the woods! Didn't work out too well. Favorite pastimes; eating Aunt Geneva business. By the handfuls. Listening to Speedwell on a hot summer night then being old enough to go watch!! Drive In Movies with everyone. We won't discuss details. Thanking the Lord almighty no such thing as Facebook existed!!! Fishing in the creek. Specially when water was up! Cashing in pop bottles at Clives and Emogenes. Walking the little cemetery near granny's. Remember the dog who turned the cabbage to slaw? That was funny. Glenn primed the well with gas. Not funny. Glenn and Donnie peeing on Granny's wallpaper. OMG! And for years I'd have nightmares the first few nights cause of all the bugs! David had his bug collection too! Randy pitched a great game of ball. I remember Robbinsville subdivision Street ball. Fun times! Connie and I would discuss fashion and diets. For like 20 minutes then go play with the boys! Nanny Sue would fill us up on lemonade and cookies, even made sandwiches for us and let me ride that little paint pony several times! Highlight!!! All the Sunday dinners outside on tables for miles! Granny's big corn snake in the smokehouse. Building Grandad a gate, then Granny had to pay Donnie and I. Teasing Fifetha unmericeraflly. Getting beat by Grandad at Checkers more times than I could count. Big Monopoly games spread all over the floor in the parler. Moms old oak pump organ. Granny's quits. I still have two. I will always save quilts. Quilts and sewing! Making Don's workshirts for Ponderosa. Going to town on Saturday. Granny coming after us when we went fishing down the old railroad bed. Rodney always was first down to greet us! Going rummaging in all the old buildings and trash heaps. Playing cow dung fights in the barn. Shopping each other with cow dung. Got in trouble fot that! Blue clay and whittling. Our prizes possessions always included fishing tackle! Eating the bass and catfish. Picking blackberries and topping tobacco! Playing in cornfields and riding tractors! EATING 10 MEALS A DAY AND BURING IT ALL OFF! Dang, what happened? 50 years flew by. Coming home! Love you all.

Devona Wyne Cook
November 26, 2020

You all great people I like out there you all keep the grass cut

November 13, 2020

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