Living in the Old House 1936–1939

Photo Credit: Virginia State Parks

“Come on girls, let’s go upstairs and red some more of Black Beauty,” this is my mother speaking — cheerfully enough, as this was the most important request asked of her after she moved in with her folks’ family when I was two and a half. I reaped the benefits of it. Imagine being read to every night of your life from age two and a half until age six!