Friday, September 12, 2008

Down on the Farm


I don't know what year this picture is from, but I'm guessing I am around nine years old which would make it 1980.  I am on the right with my grandmother and my sister, Amy.  This picture was taken at my Mamaw's house in Arkansas, on the farm where my dad grew up.  In the background is her garden and behind that the fields planted with crops (soybeans maybe?)  This picture was probably taken in the spring when we were visiting for Spring Break/Easter.  The farm was an almost magical place to two little girls who grew up in the suburbs! We went to the henhouse to gather the eggs or walked across the fields looking for arrowheads that had been turned up by the plows.  We liked to walk back to the tree line to pick plums and eat them straight from the tree.  In the back left of the picture is the family cemetery.  Some of the graves are almost 200 years old and it was like a history lesson to walk through and read the headstones.  

5 comments:

Jinjer said...

Wow, this is a cool pic!!

Paula said...

I bet that was a lot of really great memories!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Flashback Friday is my favorite feature! (and thanks for bringing to my life)

Great photo!

Amy said...

Where DO you find these things! I haven't seen either of us looking so adorable in a long time!!! Nor have I seen a picture of Mamaw in forever! I love you and miss you even more now!! Aim

Lois said...

Good words.

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