Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Herbert Basham's Family 1908-ish

Herbert Basham's Family 1908-ish
Originally uploaded by paynehollow.

This is my Mom's father when he was a boy. He's the second from the right with black pants and no shoes on. The photo was taken at their farm in Breckinridge County, KY, we believe.

Herbert told a story about how he and his wife-to-be, Georgie, first met.

He said that she lived so far out in the sticks that he had to take a train to the county, from there he had to take a donkey to her community, then walk a narrow path for a while 'til he reached her holler, and that then he had to swing down to her home on a grapevine. Once there, he told her, "Georgie, get your shoes on. We're going to town."

We doubt that story's veracity, but I've always thought that last line would make a nice chorus for a song.

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