Definitely old "Pa" with the white hat on. Must have been one of his rare visits to the farm, as generally he was off preaching "hail and brimstone" somewhere. Ma was the one that must be given credit for that farm. Ma probably inherited money has her father owned the biggest dairy type business in Chicago and was dead set against her marrying Billy, the preacher who had given up a major league baseball career to preach. Helen "Nell" Thompson's father saw him as a "gold digger." The marriage did take place eventually and in the end it was Nell that had the basic control of anything to do with their finances, both with the farm and the intake from the preaching. She turned out to be quite the manager of things.
Just out of courtesy, probably more for Nell, a member of the local community, the Pine Grove Church and possibly others had the long winded Sunday preach when he was here. I imagine that the congregations found him very long winded as he would go on and on and on until Ma got him to stop....
Charlott on 14th June 2018 @ 7:14am
Charlott, is the original Sunday farm still intact on Sunday Drive or has it been divided up?
L.E. on 14th June 2018 @ 7:41am
The original outhouse from the Sunday Ranch now resides with some folks I know who live on Odell Hwy.
Kathie A. on 14th June 2018 @ 8:01am
Saving some one else's outhouse sounds like a novel thing to do, could display it as a collectors item ~
Kenn on 14th June 2018 @ 8:16am
Is it a fruit stand?
L.E. on 14th June 2018 @ 8:21am
True historians. But suppose somebody would raise a stink if they tried to have it registered as a national historic building..
Buzz on 14th June 2018 @ 8:40am
Charlotte: Hope to see you at the "Tea"
Judy on 14th June 2018 @ 10:39am
I wonder if Arthur every rolls his eyes at our weird historic humor.
L.E. on 14th June 2018 @ 4:05pm
Actually I enjoyed Buzz's attempt at humor.
Arthur on 14th June 2018 @ 5:49pm
Hey, Buzz, what tea? Haven't heard of it...
Charlott on 14th June 2018 @ 7:57pm
I think it is pretty well intact. The house is still there and doesn't appear too much changed from bygone days.
Charlott on 14th June 2018 @ 7:59pm
Judy mentioned tea-not me.
Buzz on 15th June 2018 @ 5:36am