GG & PoP'S SEMTIMENTAL JOURNEY

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ON JUNE 4th, 2015 WE MADE A DAY-TRIP TO CLARKSDALE....TUTWILER....SUMNER....AND LULA. WE FOUND FAMILY TOMBSTONES AT CLARKSDALE AND TUTWILER....VISITED GRANDDADDY WINDLE AND MILDRED'S HOME-SITE IN SUMNER....RETRACED THE OLD SCHOOL BUS ROUTE THAT GG TRAVELLED EACH DAY AND FOUND THE VACANT SITE OF HER HOME...

ON THE WAY BACK TO HERNANDO, WE TOURED LULA AND PASSED THE SITE OF THE LULA-RICH SCHOOL WHERE GRANDDADDY WINDLE ATTENDED FOR A WHILE....SLOWED DOWN AT THE PLACE WHERE TWO ELDERLY LADIES (??) GOT INTO A SHOVING MATCH OVER A PROPERTY LINE... STOPPED AT THE LULA METHODIST CHURCH....WENT BY THE SITE OF THE INFAMOUS LULA BANK ROBBERY... AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, STOPPED AT GEORGIA BELLE HANKS' GROCERY TO CHECK ON PoP'S CHARGE ACCOUNT TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO RECENT CHARGES....LOL.



McELROY FAMILY SITES AT NATIONAL FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY ON HIGHWAY 6 EAST.....DADDY WINDLE AND MAMA MILDRED...
 


GG'S McELROY GRAND PARENTS and BROTHER CHUCK....
 


GG'S GREAT-GRAND PARENTS MOORE and GRANDPARENTS MOORE (TUTWILER CEMETERY)
 


GG'S HOUSE SITE AND THE GRAVELED ROAD, WHICH MADE A SLIGHT RIGHT TURN TO HER GRAND-PARENTS HOUSE...THIS IS OFF CLARK ROAD, WHICH IS OFF HIGHWAY 49 WEST...JUST BEFORE YOU GET TO ROME....
 


GRANDDADDY WINDLE AND MILDRED'S HOUSE IN SUMNER AND TUTWILER'S UNIQUE BLUE WATER TOWER...
 



LOOKING BACK AT LULA.....A TRUE 'MAYBERRY' KIND OF PLACE IN 1980...
METHODIST CHURCH AND PARSONAGE
 


LULA MAIN STREET LOOKING WEST and GEORGIA BELLE HANKS GROCERY...WHERE THIRSTY KIDS COULD ALWAYS GET A COKE AND ICE CREAM WITHOUT PAYING.....
 



THESE PICTURES ARE FROM SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN PoP VISITED THE OLD FARM ON CHURCH ROAD, WHERE MOST OF HIS 'GROWING UP' TOOK PLACE....
DAIRY BARN AND LOOKING FROM BACK OF BARN TO DRY LOT AND BEYOND TO PASTURE...THE LAKE IS NEW..
 


OUR HOUSE SAT TO THE LEFT OF THIS BIG TREE AND 'MR. SNAKE' OCCUPIED THIS SPRING FED DITCH..ALWAYS WATER IN THAT PLACE...OUR DRIVEWAY WENT ON UP THE HILL AND AROUND TO THE RIGHT....
 


WE HAD AN ALL HOLSTEIN HERD AND WE SHIPPED MILK IN THAT VERY KIND OF STAINLESS STEEL CAN....IT HELD TEN GALLONS AND WEIGHED 85 POUNDS FULL...PoP COULD HARDLY WAIT TO GET STRONG ENOUGH TO LIFT THEM UP AND OVER THE SIDE OF THE COOLING VAT...(MR. PAUL WOOTEN COULD LIFT ONE IN EACH HAND AND WALK TO HIS TRUCK TO TAKE THEM TO MEMPHIS. HE SEEMED LIKE HERCULES TO PoP....)
 


IN 1948 PAPAW TRADED IN HIS MULES (NIG & LOU) FOR A CUB TRACTOR AND LATER ADDED THE 'SUPER C'....'H' and 'M' SERIES...ALL MADE BY INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER AND CALLED "FARMALL"...AS A TEENAGER, PoP SPENT A LOT OF HOURS ON THOSE WHILE HE DAY-DREAMED....
 
 


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