Aug. 9, 1956
I.' ' . " . T i - . t ' .. i' . I v- ' i . FOUR GENERATIONS OF REDMONS Left to right are Will J. Redmon, hit son Jordan Redmon; Jordan's daughter, Mrs. 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 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 can recall days when they 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 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 on a hose and whisk the refuse off a concrete floor--you wheeled, it out on a wheelbarrow. 1 " i This couple, who recently, celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary, have always worked together on . their farm. Mrs. Redmon can recall vthe days ' when she helped pull the crosscut saw through the trees being felled for the winter's wood supply- V 'Wftv hark t.Iifrv fnllra nrrmn1 Eagleville made fun out of the chore of stacking up wood for winter. The men all gathered at the home of 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 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 has lived all his life with- in five miles of Eagleville. She was also reared in the county. Together they moved to their present home about ' 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 even old-timers like Little Green Hay to recall the origin. Some residents have identified the old pear tree in the yard as one which has stood there 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 some porches. '