Front Porch Friday: West Virginia edition

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.

Russell Bailes, left, on porch swing with a friend

Russell Bailes, left, on porch swing with a friend

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.

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