The back porch was where
the meals were taken by the hired hands. The porch was surrounded by
windows and was more like a summer house within a house than a back porch.
When the meals were not being served there the tables were taken up and
this left a long empty room where the children played on rainy days.
Today, one cannot enter
what remains of the house without seeing Ura May in one's mind.
Her room was painted a
lovely soft dull blue. It was a color she would chose for the whole house
after her marriage and when she lived there with her husband and children.
The bedspread on Ura May's
bed was this same color. The fabric was silk and it was embroidered with
the same color thread. Resting on the bed would be an exquisite doll. The
little doll had coal black hair pulled back into a bun much like the way
Velma wore her hair. She was dressed with a black velvet top on a dress of
dark muted blue taffeta moray. Her painted rub red lips and the tiny
eyelashes were painted on the porcelain uncolored, leaving the doll with a
The only other decoration
of the room was a row along the west wall of "pinup" illustrations gifted
to Ura May by a friend, Dano Keys.
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