Aug. 9, 1956
I.' ' " . T i - . t ' .. i' . I v- v- ' i . FOUR GENERATIONS OF REDMONS Left to right are Will J. Redmon, hit son Jordan Redmon; Jordan's daughter, Mrs. Barbara Barbara Jarrell, and her baby son, Joe Sanford Jarrell, a Christmas baby of last year. Will Redmons Of Eagleville Recall Memories Of Other Days i Will Redmon has been taking things a little easier this year, but no one would deny that both he and his still dark-haired dark-haired dark-haired wife, both past seventy, have earned the righ. to sit on the front porch and, relax, and visit with the man friends who drop in for ' a fev minutes' crtat. These great-grandparents great-grandparents great-grandparents can recall days when they accomplished accomplished many of the tasks now turned over to their children and did then thfe hard wav. Mr. Will has been miHcing between twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five and tfiirty cows for the past forty years, and, his helpmate has shared in the task much of the time. I.i, fact, there was all of a year when she alone milked thirteen cows twice a day by hand, of course. . y: And in those days, you didn't just-turn just-turn just-turn on a hose and whisk the refuse off a concrete floor--you floor--you floor--you floor--you wheeled, it out on a wheelbarrow. wheelbarrow. 1 " i This couple, who recently, celebrated their fifty-third fifty-third fifty-third wedding anniversary, have always always worked together on . their farm. Mrs. Redmon can recall vthe days ' when she helped pull the crosscut saw through the trees being felled felled for the winter's wood supply- supply- supply- V 'Wftv hark t.Iifrv fnllra nrrmn1 Eagleville made fun out of the chore of stacking up wood for winter. winter. The men all gathered at the home of a- a- neighbor and spent a Calendar THURSDAY day cutting up wood Jor him, and eating a feast together at noon. A man seldom had to do much cut-tag cut-tag cut-tag on his own after that. Another day they'd move on to someone else's farm and do the same for him and so on around the group. It was a lot more interesting to work together than to do it alone and drag it out over weeks, they found. A man got his work done with a mule, in those days, Mr. Redmon says. His son and Redmon, get a lot more done In less time now. But to Mr. and Mrs. 'Redmon, those seemingly . rugged days were good ones. They worked tor gether, and they visited their neighbors, and their . neighbors visited them even when travel was much slower, and homes further apart. Now, it seems to them, travel is so much faster and neighbors are further apart. - This"c6uplearebotH hative countians. In fact, Will Redmon Redmon has lived all his life with- with- in five miles of Eagleville. She was also reared in the county. Together they moved to their present home about ' thirty-two thirty-two thirty-two years ago. " Their home is of the picturesque colonial style, once known as the Old Hall Place, and is estimated to be over a hundred years old too far back-for back-for back-for even old-timers old-timers old-timers like Little Green Hay to recall the origin. Some residents have identified identified the old pear tree in the yard as one which has stood there seventy-five, seventy-five, seventy-five, years and the house evidently was built before the tree was planted. ' The Redmons made some - changes "after their arrival at the place, making it - more convenient and modern, fixing fixing some porches. '