Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Big House

Friday, February 25, 2005

The Big House in Buford, GA about 1955. We lived here in the home of my Great Grandfather, Victor H. Allen.A Big yard, Bunker Hill, Mysterious Attic, and a long Bannister in the back hall. Homemade brew in the basement.Riding my red bicycle down the sidewalk toward town with the roots of the big oak trees lifting the pavement sending me flying through the air. Tony Hawk stunts in 1957. HA !I remember Allena, our maid, in the kitchen rocking and talking to the churn. "Come Butter Come!" Allena had a nephew, Taft Smith, a proud WWII veteran. He would walk with a limp to work at the tannery and often stop in our front yard and entertain us atop bunker hill ( a mound in the front yard) by playing his military bugle calls. God Bless Him, he was a sweet unforgettable man.

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