Going back thru a slew of old black/white photos.... I've seen them before: there is no date or place on the back side. And I just failed to notice many features.... a wealth of time/historical data in the picture and its background... a way to chronologically date my Family Heritage.
First Time period: from my birth 1954 up until abt 1959 -- the Huggins-Sipuel pictures depict Chickasha, OK @ 601 S. First Street. Big Mama rented the house to us free LOL: and she owned the 605 next door property.
First four Huggins children were all born in Chickasha... @ 601 S, 1st Street with Big Mama attending as the midwife... Howard III b. 06-16-1949; James Travis b. 11-18-1650; Orville Thurston b. 03-29-1952; Beverly Jean b. 01-09-1954.
"In a visit to see Mama at St. Anns last week... Wendell Ray who is now 50+ didn't know the story of my mixed up birthday... remind me to post it also... one of these days...@@ !!! Mama told Wendell about his own birth at Clinton Hospital... he was born breach... some old lady didn't think he was a pretty baby.... I remember a Frederick picture of mama holding Wendell as a newborn.
This house porch is smaller in setting of posts: I pulled a closeup in order to see the numbers on the front of our house 601 S 1st Street -- a wagon for us kids. I'm feeling nostalgic about this RED Metal chair on the front porch..... I STILL HAVE IT... Daddy must have brought it all the way to Woodridge ... and its rickety and in the storage house! YEAH!!! I just love old stuff... all of which Lawrence wants to get rid of as junk!
In Chickasha//// Several -- many, many other pictures will show us playing outside at this house, we lived across the street from Lincoln Elementary School in Chickaska, OK and a First Baptist Church where I'd sit on the steps and play and attended Girl Scout meetings there!
and he'd do laundry with a wringer style washing machine outside....
Back to the Frederick picture BELOW
From 1959 up until abt 1962 ??? (3-yr period) -- I attended 1st-2nd- and 3rd (age abt 6-8) Grades in Frederick, Oklahoma where daddy was sent by Bishop Hawkins to Pastor.
Boy.. what a smile on my face! My daddy looks happy (about Age 35)... We are living in Frederick, OK and standing in front of the Parsonage provided to a Young Pastor of Hawkins Chapel COGIC... the church is in the background- next to our house! It's summer...the year is probably 1961: Wendell was born in the area town of Clinton, OK in 1959 (makes him about 3yrs old) I was abt 7 --Orville was abt 8: James was abt 9: - or 63 -
Notice, how many times Orville is standing taller than James Travis? Good looking boys with good haircut... customized by daddy of course!
There is one other picture I remember where we are standing outside in Frederick... and there is a CAR parked on the side area....that can be identified and dated... ???
Thirdly, we moved back to Chickasha from 1963 up until abt 1965 -- summer that Tana was Born! (a 3-yr period) -- I attended 4th-5th-6th grades (ages 9 - 11yr)
I googled to find the car again..... ypiiee
The car will date this picture.... it's Daddy's new 1962 Buick LeSabre !! 4 dr Hardtop, 410 Widcat, A/C, Pwr. steer. & brakes, AM radio !! I wonder where Daddy was working and/or pastoring now that we lived back in Chickasha.. mama (mother of 5 kids -- age 36-39 years old) got a job at Grady Memorial Hospital and a lab technician... learning OTJ... she liked the people and work she did! And Here I am with Wendell as a 9 yr old 4th Grader attending Lincoln Elementary School in Chickasha, OK. All-black school for 3-yr period. Kinda cute... I think I was!
Oh the naive little sheltered girl that I was. Somebody remind me to post about knowing about the birds and the bees.... via Tana was born in 1965!