Saturday, January 19, 2013

Old Crayne Folks

These wonderful old pictures were shared with us from Brennan Cruce, the grandson of Gene and Thelma Cruce.  Gene and Thelma started their married life at Crayne in the 1930's and 1940's.

They lived in the house that is located across the road from Calvary Baptist Church.  When the home was built, it was made with a little grocery store in the front part and their living quarters in the back.  There was even a gas pump out front.  This is a picture of Thelma and Donald by their store/home.  You can see the ice cream truck in front of the store.  Picture would have been made in the summer of 1940.   (This house is still standing today.)

This is a picture of Richard Cruce, standing, and little brother, Donnie, made in 1940.

The store in the background is Dorroh's Grocery Store.

When the picture was made, I'm sure they didn't realize they were saving some Crayne history by the buildings in the background.

This is a picture of Richard Cruce, would have been made in the early 1930's.

 Notice the trees in the back ground, they have their trunks white washed.  Something that was done a lot in these times.  I'm not sure if it had a reason other that sprucing up your yard for the summer months or not.

It's wonderful to see these old pictures of the Crayne community and the families that lived there.

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