Mammaw’s Birth House

One of several coincidences involving my wife and I is the strange fact that MY father and HER mother were both born in the little town of Madill, Oklahoma. What are the odds? This is a drawing from a photograph taken many years ago of what remained of the house where my mother-in-law was born.

My Dad’s birth house is long gone. In a letter, his brother described the house this way: “He was born northeast of Madill in an old box house, one that had no studding in the wall, only 1×12 boxing planks with 1 inch laths nailed over the cracks. Heavy paper tacked on the inside. The ceiling of the kitchen was not sealed.”

Conte crayon on paper, 13″ X 17″

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