Should members of the LSU Board of Supervisors disclose who receives their scholarships?|
Story Archives: Country life like a piece of heaven
- 2013 - 961 articles
- 2012 - 1954 articles
- 2011 - 2029 articles
- 2010 - 2139 articles
- 2009 - 2066 articles
- December 2009 - 163 articles
- November 2009 - 166 articles
- November 30th, 2009 (Monday) - 1 articles
- November 29th, 2009 (Sunday) - 2 articles
- November 25th, 2009 (Wednesday) - 29 articles
- November 24th, 2009 (Tuesday) - 1 articles
- November 19th, 2009 (Thursday) - 33 articles
- November 18th, 2009 (Wednesday) - 1 articles
- November 17th, 2009 (Tuesday) - 3 articles
- November 15th, 2009 (Sunday) - 2 articles
- November 13th, 2009 (Friday) - 1 articles
- November 12th, 2009 (Thursday) - 38 articles
- November 11th, 2009 (Wednesday) - 2 articles
- November 8th, 2009 (Sunday) - 2 articles
- November 6th, 2009 (Friday) - 1 articles
- November 5th, 2009 (Thursday) - 40 articles
- November 3rd, 2009 (Tuesday) - 8 articles
- November 1st, 2009 (Sunday) - 2 articles
- October 2009 - 231 articles
- September 2009 - 161 articles
- August 2009 - 136 articles
- July 2009 - 153 articles
- June 2009 - 126 articles
- May 2009 - 164 articles
- April 2009 - 242 articles
- March 2009 - 204 articles
- February 2009 - 163 articles
- January 2009 - 157 articles
- 2008 - 1757 articles
|Country life like a piece of heaven|
My daddy was reared in Franklin Parish. He was a Crowville boy. Wow, I did enjoy my trips to Crowville and Winnsboro. Sometimes instead of turning at Baskin to go to Crowville, Daddy would go on to Winnsboro where we would always stop to visit with my Uncle Jay.
Uncle Jay had worked at the Nelson Tractor Company most of his life. After visiting with him, we would head to Grandmother and Grandaddy Payne's on a small farm a few miles out of Crowville. I guess you could say that they lived in the suburbs where a lot of their neighbors were cows, horses and chickens. But for a young boy from the city, visiting in the country was more entertaining than Six Flags. I don't think they had a Six Flags when I was growing up anyway.
I loved making the trips to Crowville and Winnsboro. Most of the Paynes lived around Crowville, but I had a few aunts and a cousin who lived in Winnsboro. As I got older, I would spend some time with my cousin Fabian Geisman. They lived across the street from James McLemore who I had become friends with over the years. About 50 years later, I became extremely close to James' cousin, Randy McLemore. Randy passed away over five years ago and I surely do miss him.
For the rest of Robert Charles Payne's column, see Page 6A of this week's Citizen.
Subscribe to The Ouachita Citizen, your locally owned newspaper since 1924, by calling (318) 322-3161, ext 201. A one-year subscription costs a low $25 for Ouachita Parish addresses. We honor senior citizens with a discounted $20 per year rate for parish delivery.
Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.