In my Front Porch Friday series, I have been focusing on my Watkins side of the family because I have so many pictures of people having fun on that porch. However, there is a special porch in West Virginia that the Bailes family made memories on too. I only have one picture but it tells a story all its own.
My great-aunt says this photograph would have been taken on a Sunday because her daddy, Russell Bailes, is wearing a white shirt and tie. She says he didn’t attend church, though he gave money to have the church built, but always wore his white shirt and a tie on Sundays. The photo is Russell, left, and neighbor Arthur Robinson, who she said never talked much. My grandmother, Chessie Leo Bailes is standing in the doorway.