Thursday, August 31, 2006

Claire Staats at home

Here's my Great-grandfather Claire Staats in front of his home.


Alice said...

I want you to know that I skinned my knees on that sidewalk that your grandfather is standing on MANY times! I have sat on that porch and even slept on the swing. I have looked out those windows upstairs a million times because it was my room. I grew up in that house. My name is Alice Lynch Meadows and I heard that you visited my parents today. I'm glad you were able to do that! I love that house. I love that farm.

Jill said...

It is good to hear from you, Alice. I hope you enjoy my blog. I will post more pictures you may like to see.

Alice said...

I would love that, Jill! My mom has been sending the same pictures to me that she is sending to you. It makes me get a lump in my much familiarity. I was born in 1972. So, I spent my entire childhood there. It's such a beautiful farm and we always were familiar with your family's names and such...almost like they were members of our family. I have fed many a head of cattle in the barn and raised pigs in the building behind the wellhouse. Hehehe...the wellhouse...when we were kids we were threatened severely about getting in the wellhouse. And isn't it amazing that the oak tree is still there and doing so well? Man...I have raked leaves till I had blisters on my hands because of that old tree! But I wouldn't give anything for it. This has been so neat to see the pictures you have posted. Thank you so much!