Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday: Lillie and Edgar Reasor

In the words of Garland Lee Reasor (My Grandpa) about his parents Lillie Belle and Edgar Webster:

Meals were a total activity. The balance of the family would wait for an hour for someone to come from the fields or woods or berry patch. We didn’t need a dinner bell because Mom usually could reach the absentee by calling. Her voice reached most any area a member might be. I suppose we waited to give everyone an equal chance for at our house left-overs were definitely never a problem.

At times when there were too many visitors to set around the table, the procedure was different. The men, the visiting women and enough of the older children to fill the seats ate at ‘first table’. When they finished, the table was cleared and reset. The family women and the rest of the children would then eat what was left. The same priority was used in sleeping. When company spent the night, the younger children slept on the floor. Dad and Mom were great hosts, and we had relatives each summer to spend several days.


While my mother is the Family Historian I thought I'd participate (by copying what my mother already found and posted). You can to, click on the roots and branches icon for more info.

Someday I want a photo of me and Justin in a kitchen that tells as much story as this one does.


Mindy said...

Great photo and story Brecken. I just about cried when I saw that you participated in Flashback Friday, seriously.

Kay Jones said...

Just reread this. One of my sons-in-law might be related to you. His name is Dan Raisor. He says the last name spelling has been changed many times, so Reasor might be a relation.

Sandy M. said...

Brecken, I enjoyed reading your post and I like the idea, but I'm not entirely sure that I understand what the idea is?? - I know I'm a bit slow understanding how these things work, I'm sorry! I looked at the 'Roots and Branches' though - just not sure after that!?


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I love old family photos! Look at that stove!

Keep these ancestor stories coming!

Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"