Revisiting Family Homes in Forrest City

This was the house my Daddy was raised in. It used to be next to the old Post office and was moved. My FC classmate Sandra Lacky gre up there.

This was the house my Daddy was raised in. It used to be next to the old post office and was moved. My FC classmate Sandra Lacky grew up there.

This weekend I went to a family thing in Forrest City. Between the times I had to be somewhere I had lots of time to kill, so I rode around Forrest City looking at the old homes and businesses. I spent several hours just looking. So many changes since I left there in 1969.  I remember FC being pretty growing up. It isn’t now. It really has changed a lot.  So many of my relatives homes are gone now and so many of the old buildings downtown have disappeared. But, it was very interesting and brought back lots of memories. My great Aunt Sweetie’s and my great Aunt Dainty’s homes were gone. Where the new post office is now was where my grandparents John and Bessie Mae Williams two-story house was. Great Aunt Baby was the last to live there. Here are a few of the homes that were important to me.

This was the house my parents built on Campbell Drive and I grew up there

This was the house my parents built on Campbell Drive and I grew up there

This was Ted and Sally Parker's house. They were cousins to Daddy and we spoent a lot of time there.

This was Ted and Sally Parker’s house. They were cousins to Daddy and we spent a lot of time there.

This was the house my mother grew up in on the other side of town.

This was the house my mother grew up in on the other side of town.

This was my great grandmother's house. One of the oldest houses in Forrest City.

This was my great grandmother’s house. One of the oldest houses in Forrest City.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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