Family Home

4335 Monroe Rd0002Our family was growing and we needed more room! We finally put our beginner home on the market and began looking for a bigger house or land to build another house. We found two acres of land, lots of trees and a hill! Perfect! Our little house sold, so we bought the two acres, moved our camping trailer to the foot of the hill, and began building our bigger house.

living room 4335 Monroe0001We moved in May, Timmy was one year old! Teddy was three and a half, Pammy was five and started kindergarten that fall! I wish this picture was in color! I made Pammy’s dress and the boy’s vests out of red velvet material so they matched! We camped all summer in our trailer!

Pammy & Teddy standing0002

I took this picture of Pammy and Teddy standing where our garage would be!. Oh, we had so much work ahead of us!

Jerry was the builder with brothers, Jim and Bob and brother-in-law, Roger, helping along with some friends, and me! Sometimes it seemed overwhelming! We moved in in October, even though we weren’t finished. We were far from finished! This house had a living room, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms, a recreation room and a double garage. I’m having trouble finding snapshots of building. When I find some I’ll go ahead and post them.

Baby Christy0004Two more babies were added to our family! Crystalene Beth (Christy) and two days before she turned five years old Robert Glen joined the family. I know it looks like I folded Christy’s hands together but I didn’t…she did!

Baby Robby0003

Robert Glen (R0bby). He hates the curl I made on top of his head, but I can’t take it off.

After we’d lived here for several years we decided to do some remodeling. We added a screened porch going the length of the back of the house. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Jerry took out the kitchen windows and put in french doors! They opened to our breakfast eating area. I loved it!

Later, Jerry did the same thing in the rec room and we then made it a family room. He took out the original back door. The outside area of the doors going into the family room made a Baby Christy0001back entry way into the house.





Family of seven0005This was our complete family: Pam, Ted, Jerry, Tim, Robby, Anita, Christy. We lived in this house for 30 years! After Rob married Jessica we decided we really didn’t need this big house any more. We’d been dreaming of a log home for a while and decided to get serious about it…


About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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2 Responses to Family Home

  1. Cynthia Reed says:

    Anita, I so enjoyed reading about your family’s growth and moving to the new house! I had no idea Jerry had built it! Very impressive!! What a sweet story and family! I remember that house so well and the fun times there. You hosted my baby shower there before Chastain was born. A lot of years and a lot of love in that house!
    Wonderful memories!
    Love, Cynthia


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