Saturday, January 7, 2012



Since the forecast is for a warm winter and it looks like no snow in the near future in Shreveport, it seems like a good time to return to the past and remember one of the big snowfalls in Unionville.  These pictures were made in front of my grandparents' house in Unionville during a big snowfall in the early 1950's.  The picture above is my father Garland Jones pulling my brother, sister and myself on a snow sled that he had made of wood.  Many years later during a snow in Shreveport, I built a very similar sled for my children and was able to relive some of my childhood memories with my own family.

Notice the shadow in the lower part of the picture.  That is the shadow of my photobug mother with her ever present Kodak Brownie box camera.  I will forever thank her for the moments in time that she saved for us.  Also, notice behind us on the sled the road sign.  I am not able to read the sign but am sure one of the towns is Dubach which was two miles North on Highway 167. 

In the picture to the left it seems that we had worn my Father out and he is using his old Chevy pickup to pull us around.  After playing outside and becoming very wet and cold Mother would get us inside, get us out of our wet clothes and we would warm one side and then the other in front of the space heaters in my grandparents' house.  Mother would then give us some hot chocolate to warm our insides and hang out our clothes in front of a heater to dry them.  After getting ourselves warmed up and some dry clothes on we would be back outside to enjoy the snow again.

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