This is a photo taken at my Maternal Grandparents farm. This photo was taken about sixty years ago in 1949 or 1950. Left to right are: A neighbor lady and her child, my Aunt Marion, Uncle Al with his hand on his chin, Aunt Toots, unknown little girl, and standing in the background one of my other uncles..Delbert, Dennis or Butch..he is too far away to identify.
I always thought my Grandparents driveway made a circle behind the house..in this photo it is quite obviously that at one time the driveway was in front of the house and you entered directly into what I would call the dining room. Later a porch must have been added to the front..that is where they kept the two deep freezers full of wonderful food, and the Christmas tree at Christmas time..and a rocking chair with a magazine rack. A Cuckoo Clock from Germany hung high on the wall..the little dancers would pop out of their doors on the hour and on the half hour. A row of windows lined the porch. There was a funny little window high on the wall in the kitchen that looked into this porch..I am not sure what the function of that window was..a pass through..or maybe my Grandmother wanted a pretty stained glass window there to look at while she sat at the kitchen table. She sat some of her favorite knick knacks on the ledge of that window.
My Grandfather had a garden back to the east of the old chicken coop where the soil was rich and black..he grew everything there. If you could grow it, he did, and my Grandmother canned and froze all the produce.
The new occupants are Amish and they have a produce stand and bakery, but it is not open on Sunday. We will try to go back another day. My Grandpa would have been happy to see that someone is gardening properly again.