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. 😀