Per Buddy's e-mail, this is a remarkable
memory of some of our childhood homes.
"Let us say there were four houses, on Byrd Street, we
can number them by calling the one right in front of
Granny's house #1, and then the other ones in order.
We lived in #4 before we moved to Ringgold, LA, where I
started school. You had a big tricycle that I was
wanting to ride, but my legs would not reach the pedals.
We moved to Ringgold, into a duplex, and a woman lived in
the other side of the duplex. She gave me my first
ever bowl of Cheerios, and I could not get enough of them.
I started school there. From there, we moved to Levy
Street, in Shreveport, to move again in just a couple of
days to Logan Street. We lived on Logan Street when
daddy went into the service.
From Logan Street, we moved back to Vivian, to house #3
below, that was the house that Wanda Ruth died in. It
also had a bathtub, where daddy made his wine. From
there we moved to Euclid Street, in Shreveport. That house
had a small shed like building, in the back yard, along with
a garage. Also had a screened in front and rear porch.
From there, (it sounds like a broken record), we moved
back to Vivian, to house #2, which was just a 2 room house.
We never did live in house #1 for some reason. We went
to school in Vivian, you had a teacher named Thigpin.
The number one song at that time was "I'm Walking the Floor
Over You," by Earnest Tubb. We used to come home, for
lunch, quite often.
From Vivian, we moved to 1513 Madison; lived there for a
number of years, which for us it was a really long time, and
from there to Curtis Lane, then on to 1224 Hoadley.
Daddy and I went to Las Vegas, when we lived on Hoadley.
In Las Vegas, I stayed with Hazel, at 215 North 5th Street.
When I came back to Shreveport, I was invited to leave home,
so I lost track of where the next move was. Bud"
The first house that Granny lived in, until she rented it out &
into house above.
This was the house that Ralph and Lessie built in 1934 and
lived in for
We are not sure about this house. Aunt Lessie thinks it was built
after the Josey families were gone. Does anyone know?
This was the house that mother and daddy built and where they lived
I was born in 1934. Address was 200 Bird St.