You can take the girl off the farm, BUT.... Granny Darnell and her cow 'Bessie' Art Cloth Mill Village Lowell, NC that is an early 30s car in the background. (I'm trying to see if those are chickens in the picture, lol)
My Dad was born on a Farm at Red Hill, Georgia, near Toccoa on January 14th, 1903. He was the oldest of 9 boys and 3 girls. I was amazed to find this picture of dad as a baby:
Grandpa was a big fan of the James brothers. He named dad Frank and the next son Jessie. I never knew he was named after the oldest James boy until I was old my own self and Uncle Hisure told me.
He had to quit school in the 3rd grade to become a full time farm hand.
Below is Dad and mom just after they married.Granny Darnell below, Dad's mom. She was much different than the shy girl in the top picture.
Dad was a very good preacher and pastor. He was positive in his ministry. He was self educated and had a large library for a man with a formal education of 3 yrs.
He loved Radio ministry. Before services could be done remotely, he took part of the choir to the studio. This was at WABZ in Albemarle, NC Early 50s. Sister Shirley is #13.
I think death is good at times keeping the good from seeing terrible things that happen in the lives of loved ones. I am missing him and his wisdom today.
PS: If anyone knows the # folks above, let me know. I see #4 at seniors meetings during the year. Yeah she is old but still very pretty.