Friday, July 12, 2013

East Dixie Avenue, Marietta

The above two houses are next door to each other.  The house on the right immediately above was on the corner of Butler Street; now it is on the corner of Atlanta Street.  Roads change names and come and go as often as houses.

This house is across the street from the houses in the top pictures.  This house has special meaning to my two sisters and me.  It was one of the first houses our parents lived in after they were married.  They were borders.  On their first night my mother said she  woke up in the middle of the night to see a man standing near the bed looking down at them.  She said he was red headed, wore a blue suit, and had an arm behind him.  She tried waking up Daddy but by the time she succeeded the man was gone.  The next morning at the breakfast table she told the landlady about it and the lady told Mama that her husband was red headed, was buried in a blue suit, and only had one arm.  Go figure.  I don't thin they lived there long.

Probably between twenty to twenty-five years later Mr. and Mrs. Royal moved into the house with their four children.  The oldest son you may have heard of, especially if you live or lived in Marietta:  Billy Joe Royal of Rock and Roll fame.

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