One of the old homes in Crayne was torn down recently. The home of Vernon, Wilma and Bernice Sutton. It was located just below the home of James Robert Dorroh. The railroad track used to be just to the right of the home on the hill. Bernice grew up with the sounds of the old locomotives going past each day.
Bernice told me that her mom and dad bought the house about 1941 and it was only a two room little house. Through the years, her dad built several more rooms and a bathroom to it and made it the house you see in the picture.
It had a little stream running beneath the trees and Uncle Vernon had built a small concrete bridge over it. I remember when me and Mom visited them when I was little, how I love going back and forth across that little bridge over the stream. Probably hoping I would fall in it.
Bernice had kept the home for many years after her parents passed away, but decided it was time to let go and so she sold it to some folks in Fredonia. They tore the house and out buildings down in May of 2009 and have now moved in a double wide mobile home in the lot.
Bernice and I are first cousins, our Mom's were half-sisters.