Heavener Memories too
Glen you sparked some memories with your last blog "Heavener Memories"
It must have been about 1944-45 in the first house we lived in in Heavener, out on the old
We had a pot belly coal stove in the middle of the living room and mom cooked on a kerosene cooking stove. In the winter Dad would get the pot belly coal stove red hot, it just glowed red!
No TV of course, and the radio wasn't a big thing then in our lives. Sometimes Dad would bring home a 50 lb bag of peanuts and mom would roast them on a cookie sheet in the oven. Mercy!! What a great treat!
Mom washed our clothes in a washer with a gasoline engine. I remember it had a kick start and Mom would get it going and it had a long flexible metal exhaust that she laid out so the exhaust was out in the back yard.
We had a small garage and that was where the coal pile was.
We had an outdoor toilet and on back behind all of that was the pig pin that Dad raised pigs that provided lots of ham and bacon for us.
The "oil branch" was on down behind that and of course a great exploring area for a little boy. Mercy!
Across the oil branch was a large vacant area where the Gypsies used to camp. I remember them coming in their covered wagons and then in later years they had cars and pulled Windstream house trailers. The trailers were so big and the cars were overloaded the bumper would be only about a foot above the surface of the road. Over in that area was the remnants of a house that was gone but the basement was there and always about one third full of water. It was a great crawdad hole. Mercy we would take a piece of bacon fat and tie it onto a string and we would catch a lot of crawdads.
More later when the mood strikes. :)