Marshall, TX

So, since we are in Texas we went to visit Craig’s 91-year old Aunt Melba, his mama’s sister. We visited her at his grandparent’s three bedroom, one bath home, where his mama grew up with 11 siblings. Aunt Melba resides there and tends the the property with two sons. The home sits on 26 acres of land that his grandparents bought for a whopping $700 over 100 years ago! Last year a hurricane came thru and took out some trees and a little church on the family property, but the house remained unscathed.

The drive there looked like this…

Once we got off of the main highway we saw a lot more two lane roads with houses sprinkled here and there.

The driveway to the house is a dirt road right off of the highway. The house sits at the end of the little dirt road surrounded by the 26 acres.

Below: Jessica and I took a walk around the property to survey the land. 😁 It has changed ALOT! Last time I was there, several years ago, Aunt Melba had a vegetable garden, flower beds and cows.

Years ago she let the neighbor’s cows graze on some of the property. She shared that he moved. She told me that she is no longer able to keep the garden and flower beds up. πŸ˜” But that isn’t stopping her from making plans for the property. Where there is a will, there is a way!!

Below is the home in the distance.

Some of the land. The sky was so blue and the air so cool and crisp! Doesn’t that look like a postcard?!πŸ˜‰

Here is a view of the house as Jess and I walked back across a portion of the property. The sky started to get cloudy, and it got colder, but it didn’t rain. 😊

The house is over 100 years old and needs some work, but it is warm and quite cozy inside.

Here we are in front of the house with Aunt Melba and her son George, who is caring for her.

We visited a couple of hours and then hit the road back to Arlington to spend more time with Jessica.😍

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