Sammy and I went to Ada, Ok. to visit with our son, Carl, and his family on Easter Sunday. The house they were living in has an interesting history. It is called the Barringer House built in 1907. They are not sure about the date because it was built by the Skaggs (?) perhaps before the Barringers owned it. Skaggs was a merchandise distributor and Barringer was a cattleman.

The house right now is owned by my grandson, David Hayes, a Herbalife distributor. It is for sale. Carl and his wife have just bought another place and are partially moved. The Barringers also owned the place next to this place. I think it is also call the Barringer House. It was build about thirty years later. It is also owned by David. I don’t think it is for sale. But David doesn’t keep me up much with his latest investments.

I love old historical places. They set my imagination on fire.

Can’t you just hear ole Granma Barrington calling from the foot of the steps – “Jane Ann, get yourself right down these steps and help you poor mother wash your clothes. For shame, a girl who doesn’t take better care of her gorgeous attire any better than you do.” Sigh – oh, for times past. 😀

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to BARRINGER HOUSE

  1. A lovely home with so much character!!!
    I do so love older homes!!!
    So many new build today are sleek yet stark— no real personality of their own— this Barringer house was built by true craftsmen!!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Prompt writing with this kind of picture is my fun. I agree about the stark feel of many modern houses. Of course, personality means stuff. And stuff can mean a lot to its owner and not much to the on-looker.

  2. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful home! The name ‘Skaggs’ caught my attention, too. Ricky Skaggs is one of my favorite bluegrass musicians.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I tried but failed to find any connection between Ricky Skaggs and this Ada family. Maybe Carl would know. He told me a bit of history regarding a hanging. I’ll see if he will write a bit for me. It is the kind of story you would love. Ada is bursting with stories. Thanks for the comment.

  3. says:

    We live in a house that was originally built in 1875. The town of Anoka, MN was one of the first established towns in our state. To think that it has survived for so long is amazing to me – even though it had to be pretty much rebuilt in 1949 when a tornado leveled almost everything in the area. I have visions of the families who have lived here too. There was a judge who owned it for a while, The stories these walls could tell if they could speak.

    • oneta hayes says:

      How much I would love that! We lived in a house in Claremore that was built in 1907. I will do a post on it in a few days maybe. I have some material prepared for a family album so it would be partly done already. I don’t know any special happenings relating to the house before we moved in. 😀

  4. Looks like a cool house.

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