Sunday, May 11, 2008

More of Contest Road (and Kloss Lane too)

More of my trip down memory lane.

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This is Jean Coil's house. Her daughter, Dorcas, built a house right next to her momma.

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Tea gardens in here!

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And here!

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Here is Mam Maw and Pap Paw's house. Actually it looks like the little wellhouse is still there. I doubt it is still a working well now.

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This is kind of where the road lead back to the Christmas tree farm that the Martin's had. I can remember riding Luckypony and picking out a tree for us. I think they cost $1 per foot. Amazing really.

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This is all that is left from "the path". The path lead from the Martin's house to the Watkin's house. It was fun to ride bikes on. I can still picture our brother Mike on his bike flying down it. Someone has rudely built a house there now. Probably just to piss me off.

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This is "the creek". All of the kids loved playing here. I remember finding rocks that had colored powder in them. We would bust them open, dampen the powder and paint our faces. I stopped in the middle of the road and took these pictures flagging people by me!

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We were very lucky to have grown up with loving parents, loving grandparents next door and great friends in the neighborhood. I don't go down Contest very often but when I do it is always very special.

10 comments:

Jen said...

I know exactly where this is...lol. And I think I know your Dorcus. I used to live close to a lady named Dorcus 20 something year ago....

Trailboss said...

She teaches at Hendron Lone Oak, her last name now is Thompson I think.

Jenn said...

I like your pictures and sorry I don't know Dorcus haha ! Have a nice day.

Heidi the Hick said...

Cool! Memory lane! Great photos. So natural and clean.

Bill said...

I love the name Dorcas. It sounds so whale-like.

Trailboss said...

Bill, have I told you lately that you are really a silly goose?

Jen said...

It is the same Dorcas.....too funny.

Trailboss said...

Small world huh jen?

Scott W said...

The name Dorcas is in the Bible.

Trailboss said...

That is correct So. Three of their kids had biblical names.