Evelyn Dorth's Great Grandparents Flotie Drake Douglas and Jake Douglas memory

A Childhood Memory

I woke up to the smell of bacon and the sounds of the men preparing for a day of long hard work.  I heard the women singing hymns as they rattled the pans on the stove.  I heard the creak of the old oven door, the sound of homemade biscuits.  I peered out the window and watched the soft mist rise as the first rays of sun glinted over the mountain.  I knew I was home.

One of my favorite childhood memories of my great grandmother’s house.  I can smell the bacon and almost taste the honey and biscuits.

Flotie and Jake Douglas
My great-grandparents. Flotie Lee Drake Douglas and Jacob Earl Douglas at their home in Belle, WV in 1972.



5 thoughts on “A Childhood Memory”

  1. I know what you mean! My grandparents have been gone a long time now, but it still hurts a lot! I’m glad I have memories with them!
    I hope I am leaving good memories with my grandkids

  2. As someone who was a kid in the early Seventies, I love that photo. It’s so 70’s! That brings back a few memories for me, too.

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