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  posted on 4/9/2010 at 10:00 PM
We had just left Rochelle, Ga this morning when my Mom asked me if I remembered the way to my Uncle Bryant's house down the Alapaha River.
I told her that it had only been about 53 years since I'd been there, so sure, I would remember the way.
After going down several dirt (actually clay) roads, some slick from the heavy rain yesterday, making several turns further and deeper into what's called the pine barrens, I slowed down and Mom said "Well there it is". My wife exclaimed "It's a log cabin." We told her that the house we lived in was almost exactly like it, just on the other side of the road (it doesn't exist anymore).
The only electrical items in the house back then were several light bulbs, and a television set.
I forgot to take photos of the place in the ceiling where Uncle Bryant nailed the bb gun after one of us shot the TV when the Indians were sneaking up behind one of the soldiers in Rin-Tin-Tin.

Just a nice sunny day, and a chance to remember a little bit of when I was little.

The house from the road.





[Edited on 4/10/2010 by Jerry]

For some reason, I can't get the fireplace photo to print.

[Edited on 4/10/2010 by Jerry]

 

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  posted on 4/9/2010 at 10:17 PM
Fireplace where we popped a lot of corn in a wire basket.
Note that the floor is missing.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2010 at 10:29 PM
One of the support logs. Cedar Cypress stumps from the swamp. They don't rot.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2010 at 11:46 PM
What a great post!!!

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 01:39 AM
Very cool!

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 01:55 AM
Wow. very cool.

dig that fireplace.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 07:53 AM
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Wow. very cool.

dig that fireplace.


The bricks in the facing of the fireplace have a ceramic glaze on them. Kind of an "extravagance", but it did lend an air of individuality to the house.

This is a side shot from the front left. You can see light coming through the door frame in the cookhouse. There was a small hallway that connected it to the main house. There was a wood stove back there, but it's probably long gone, either in a newer cabin (I hope), or sold for scrap.
I didn't go behind the house because I didn't see any remnants of the well housing and I just didn't want to stumble into an open well.



All the way home Angie kept saying that she never knew I was actually raised in a log cabin.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 08:40 AM
Jerry, that is a VERY cool remembrance. I'm sure it was bittersweet to see the old house in that shape, though.

Speaking of ancestral log homes, I have a cousin in VA who lives in a log home that has been in our family for a while. My great-grandfather bought the farm the home it is on in the early 1900's and the cabin supposedly dates back to the 1850's. My cousin bought it from my great-aunt over 30 years ago and restored it. He and his wife live in it today. My grandparents briefly lived in it when they first got married in 1922. It sets at the foot of a mountain in Hiltons, VA. I had pictures of it but I can't find them right now.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 10:54 AM
Nice property.

looks like a nice place to build something new there.

True, you would probably go broke tipping the pizza delivery guy.


 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 11:47 AM
thanks for that, great stuff

 

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  posted on 4/10/2010 at 12:57 PM
Great photos. Dont see much of that here in NYC

 

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