I remember Mrs. Lilly. She used to come out to the house and help Moma out with the household stuff, cooking, cleaning and such. I didn't know it at the time but she was a cousin from a long way back up the tree. I used to be amazed at how she could wash dishes in steaming hot water and put it on the drain rack still smokin' hot. I used to take her squirrels and turtles and stuff from my hunting expeditions. She was a dear lady whom I deeply respected. I miss her now and then.
For those of you who wondered about the pies at Lea's in Lecompte, I can guarantee the ones that they sold in the late 60's and early 70's were definitely homemade. I delivered quite a few for Dee. (Dee was my grandmother on Moma's side) She made cherry and pecan pies especially. It hurt to deliver them because I was starving by the time I got home. Dee was about the best at apple and cherry pies. Aunt Cherry and Moma definitely took after their mother. I'm also glad my eldest got to meet her, though he was only two or three at the time. Got a couple of pictures at the nursing home with Bran and Dee. Another lady I miss dearly.
There are quite a few others that I haven't mentioned here, Aunt Jo, Aunt Al, Grandma. I will bring up some more memories as time goes on.