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In 1980s & 1990s, 3-Alva Caroline Singley, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BOB), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O on October 4, 2015 at 5:15 am

album page photo 4

album page from round o

(Editor’s note: The full photo at the top of the page is the store of which Bee / Momma / Grandma speaks. You can see the house just to the right of the store, and if you look really closely, you can see Bee / Momma / Grandma! We posted these pictures before, back in March 2013, at which time Bob / Daddy / Granddaddy’s cousin Alva Caroline suggested that they might have been taken in 1997, at the time of Floy’s funeral.

Currently this is the only photo of the store we have in our collection. Do any of you have any photos of the store when it was in use?)

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In 1930s & Before, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE on September 27, 2015 at 7:22 am

FAMILY

FAMILY back

(Editor’s note: The back of this photograph reads “William ‘Billie’ Benjamin Garris, Howard, Minnie Anna Dodd Garris, Jessie Mae, Willie B.” Do you think this was taken at Round O? How old do you think Bee / Momma / Grandma is here?)

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In 1930s & Before, 3-Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE on September 20, 2015 at 8:41 am

floy in frame

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floy headshot

floy headshot BACK

floy headshot tiny

(Editor’s note: All these photos are of Bee / Momma / Grandma’s older sister Floy. Where do you think they were taken,  and in what year? The second photo has been posted before, and it was determined then that in that photo Floy was most probably in her late teens or early twenties.)

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In 1930s & Before, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE on September 20, 2015 at 8:36 am

jessie young garris tree

jessie young garris tree BACK

jessie garris copy

jessie garris BACK

(Editor’s note: Both of these photos are of Bee / Momma / Grandma’s older sister Jessie, also known as J’Mae. Where do you think each was taken, and in what year?)

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In 1930s & Before, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, Charleston, S.C., FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION on September 13, 2015 at 8:09 am

howard at citadel cracked

howard at citadel cracked BACK

(Editor’s note: The back of this photograph reads “Howard Garris at Citadel.” What year do you guess this would have been?)

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In 1930s & Before, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, Charleston, S.C., FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION on September 13, 2015 at 8:07 am

howard at citadel

howard at citadel BACK

(Editor’s note: The back of this photograph reads “Howard F. Garris.” Given that Howard is in uniform, would you guess it was taken at The Citadel? What year do you guess that this would have been?)

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In 1940s & 1950s, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O on September 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

william benjamin garris 1945

william benjamin garris 1945 BACK

(Editor’s note: This is William Benjamin Garris, the father of Bee / Momma / Grandma. Was this taken in the Round O yard? The photo was taken in his later years, according to the back of the photograph, in 1945.)

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In 1940s & 1950s, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O on September 6, 2015 at 6:37 am

(Editor’s note: We have posted this photo on the blog before, in March 2013 and November 2009. There’s no writing on the back, but this is Minnie Anna Dodd Garris, the mother of Bee / Momma / Grandma, standing in front of the Round O home. In previous posts we have identified this as being in later years, probably in the 1940s or 1950s.)

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In 1930s & Before, 3-Dorothy (Dot) Stack 1920-1984, 3-George William Stack 1925-, 3-Miriam Ellen Stack 1917-1997, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C. on August 30, 2015 at 8:57 am

bee garris and miriam, dot, george jr stack

bee garris and miriam, dot, george jr stack BACK

(Editor’s note: The back says “Bee in middle with Miriam, Dot & George Jr. Stack.” The Stack cousins lived in St. Matthews and were the children of Aunt Jess Dodd Stack, one of Minnie Anna Dodd Garris’ sisters. Bee / Momma / Grandma was always happy when they would come visit, so she could walk them through the woods and show them the cows and horses.)

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In "The Way It Was", 1930s & Before, Bee Stories, PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C., STORIES on August 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

sugar cane goldens front 2

sugar cane kettle rear cover

sugar cane kettle

(Editor’s note: The topic of the “big round pot in the back yard” takes up an entire chapter in Bee / Momma / Grandma’s memoirs, because that pot was used for everything from making soap, to washing clothes, to boiling cane syrup, to boiling peanuts, to making sausage after killing hogs.

After the Round O home was unoccupied, this big round pot was stolen, so we have no photos of it or any of the activities that took place around it. In a letter Bee / Momma / Grandma wrote in 1999, she said, “There was a big utility pot in the back yard but that was stolen.. It had a roof over it and was  set in a concrete furnace and fed by fire in the opening. This pot was used for making syrup from sugar cane, lye soap from grease and lye, cleaning clothes, scolding hog, cows, deer, when in the cleaning process.”

Although we have no photos of our family’s pot, there are a number of websites devoted to the lost art of Southern syrup-making. You can find a black-and-white photo of how the kettle would have been used at the Southern Syrupmakers Association, this recent article in Garden & Gun about some good old boys in South Carolina who are trying to bring the tradition back, and a company in Greensboro, N.C., that sells old sugar kettles. Wikipedia also explains the difference between the “ribbon cane” of the Southern United States as compared to other sugarcane varieties used for making other sugars further south.

The clippings above are not from Bee / Momma / Grandma’s things, but from catalog put out in 1916 from Goldens’ Foundry & Machine Company in Georgia.  Did any of you ever see the actual big round pot? Is this what it looked like?)