I don't exactly know when a house turns into "the old home place." Some never do. I suppose most never do. They just go on being houses, as one family moves out and another one moves in. But go back a few generations, and especially where a house was tied to some land, like a farm for instance, and it tended to stay in the same family for long periods of time and memorable events happened in it.
Caroline Perry: My father was the first person born in this house.
Walt: This old house is a hundred years old, now. Built by some of these folks grandfather, or great grandfather, depending on the generation. And it had running water. Just get the bucket and run out to the well on the porch and draw some. That on-the-porch well was off limits for the youngsters, naturally. And things like the well become sharp focal points for later memories.
Charlie Curtis: We could only, we could not get past these two posts. Even when we went and looked at it while ago I kind of snuck up to it. Walked up gingerly to it.
Walt: Old houses that would become old home places later, have interesting features that were functional as one thing when they were built, but remembered later as used as something else in childhood. Used as a game or a toy.
Davis Curtis: Always getting into trouble because its got a porch all the way around the front and you could jump off one end of the porch, run around the house, jump up on the other end of the porch, run around…
Walt: No one lives here anymore. This house passed from granddaddy to an aunt to a cousin. And now another cousin is doing the kind of repairs it will take to keep it up. Doing it for the family. You may think the old house is empty. But it's fuller than many houses bursting with furniture.
Charles Curtis: The memories that this house has for all of us. The times we came at Thanksgiving and Christmas and special occasions…
Walt: Making a house a home takes lots of living they say. But for it to evolve into the old home place takes lots of memories. They kinds of memories we have the chance to make in the next few weeks, over the holidays.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:04:16 GMT
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
Family members went by to check on Frances Copsy and her son, Ronald Whittington, and found both of them dead.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:24:15 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:39:00 GMT
MDOT is reporting a large accident at I-55 N before MS 463 in Madison. Skycopter traffic reports that the incident could be 2 separate accidents involving up to 9 cars. All lanes are blocked and theMore >>
All lanes are back open and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:18:35 GMT
We're in the beginning of Fall Harvest season and some Holmes County farmers are already experiencing set backs. A number of thefts targeting farmers have been reported in Holmes County. Sheriff WillieMore >>
Sheriff Willie March says his department has received four reports of stolen farm equipment. Some of the stolen tractors are valued at up to $55,000 dollars.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:23:56 GMT
Fire fighters are on the scene of a massive house fire burning in West Jackson. It started before 4:00am on Patann Street near Boling Street. That's near Medgar Evers Blvd. Flames have completely engulfedMore >>
Flames completely engulfed the home. It's not clear what sparked the flames, but the house was vacant at the time of the fire so there were no injuries.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:42:19 GMT
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there. "It's justMore >>
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there.More >>
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