Taken directly from pages 47 & 48 of Memories of a Community at Turners Station. Louise Kennemer was the oldest living Turner at the time of original interviews and publication of Memories of a Community at Turners Station.
November is National Family Stories Month.
They tore the house down, but my dad, George Turner, was born just across the tracks over here. That's where he was born and raised. When they changed the road, they tore the house down. It just broke my heart, because it was such a pretty home.
Do you know where Tom Pursley use to go swimming at the James? That's where they had the picnics. My husband, Pete, and Joe Gault would play tricks on each other, and when we left, both of them about naked. They'd come up and play and have a good time and tear their shirts off.