Shirley on the porch of 1749 Mississippi Ave



This is the house that I lived in until I was 13 years old. The house was large, very old. In the beginning, we lived on one side of the house and my Uncle Charlie and his wife Thelma lived on the other side. When Charlie and Thelma divorced, Charlie moved into the front bedroom (which had its own door that opened onto the side porch). Billy Sanders and his parents Hub and Alma moved into the two large rooms behind Charlie's bedroom. They also had a door opening onto the porch. This was the largest, nicest house on the street, but we had no hot water, and no bathroom - just a outhouse.