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.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:56:47 GMT
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more th an $5,000 betweenMore >>
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer, is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more than $5,000 between December 2009 and September 2010.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
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Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
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