A Childhood Memory

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


Last updated on March 26th, 2015

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) Comments

  1. Sue E says:

    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

    1. Memories are we have left after we are gone so we need to make as many good ones as possible.

  2. Tamra Phelps says:

    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.

  3. Sarah L says:

    We had a camera that took that kind of pictures.

  4. Patricia Wheeler says:

    Grandparents are the best

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