This is me standing on the old county line road in Camp Gruber.
Back in 1936 when people lived in there, before they had to move out
for Camp Gruber, my Daddy's cousin, Cicero Parson lived right by where
I am standing. My mom and dad got married in the middle of the road about
where I am standing in this picture.They got Little John Gilstrap, (father
of Cicero's wife, Pearlettie) the preacher who lived up on the hill on
the Cherokee side. The county road ran right between the counties of Cherokee
and Muskogee. Their marriage license had been bought in Muskogee County
so they all just walked out in the middle of the road to the Muskogee side
and got married!
Old enamel pan and old bottle
When I was in there exploring around, I saw these old things of life
gone by, on the Cicero and Pearlettie Parson place. The land was alloted
earlier to John Dunback, brother of my grandpa Lewis Sanders. Their mom
was Nancy Gafford Sanders Dunback Ziegler. I have found the old cellar
remains at her place which was located about 1 mile or less North of here.
This is a picture taken of my grandma Maud Parson Sanders' old milk
pitcher and candy dish. My aunt Moot had them before she died. She told
me she had poured milk to drink many times from that old pitcher. She also
showed me an old spoon that was her grandma's.
for more of my explorings