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room for a modern bath and walk-in closet. Few other changes were made. Mrs. Craddock's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Boyett, had lived in Malakoff around 1900 when the house was built, she recalls, but subse- quently moved to Franks- ton. In the meantime, Dr. Webster had moved to Athens, and the house had been rented out. When the Boyetts return- ed to Malakoff around 1910, the house came vacant, and they rented it. After renting for three years, the Boyetts bought it, Mrs. Craddock related. It has remained in the family ever since. Mr. Boyett managed a general store located where Malakoff Prescription Shoppe is now located, Mrs. Craddock said. "This was all deep woods between the Thompson pro- perty and here," Mrs. Crad- dock recalls. The porch on two sides of the home is set off by a bannister all around and the distinctive "gingerbread" trim of the era. The white picket fence utilizes the arrow-head pickets placed there in the beginning, sup- plemented by pickets of the same era obtained from other old homes, according to Wayne Craddock. A garage has been added to the house as the only visible outside modernization of the home. The servants quarters, a corncrib-looking high-peak- ed building just behind the kitchen, still stands, al- though a barn, stables and other outbuildings have long since disappeared. An ele- vated metal cistern which once sat behind the house still remains on the porperty, its bottom rusted out. An underground cistern, now vine-covered sits at the side of the front porch, near the kitchen. Mrs. Craddock's mother, the former Nettle Owen, was a native of Pine Grove, six miles south of Athens. She was a teacher many years TOG SALE AGENCY LUMBER * PAINT HARDWARE * SERVICE "EVERYTHING FOR THE BUILDER" Open "til 4:00 Saturday e W.R. McKee Lumber Co. Hia 31 East Phone Matakoff 489-0527 before she married. After his death, she returned to pri- mary teaching. Like her mother, Mrs. Craddock also taught. She taught English in Anderson, Grimes County, for 14 years, until she married Wayne Craddock, also a teacher. School board rules would not permit a husband and wife to aCh, so she quit, Mrs. addock said. The old Boyett home has no air conditioning or heat- ing unit. It does have electricity, gas and water now, however. The high ceilings keep the home rela- tively cool in the summer, and a double fireplace in the bedrooms {one is now used as a living room} provide heat on the weekend visits in the winter. The front door has an upper half with a "camphor glass" panel, unique to the period and very rare these days. In the back yard are two pear trees that were there when the Boyetts moved into the home in 1910. "There were four trees, two producing hard pears," Mrs. Craddock said. Her father didn't like hard pears, so he cut them down, she related. The other two have produced as many as 30 bushels of pears almost every year since. Now, however, they- are beginning to show the ravages of age, she said. The Craddocks have an affinity for fine old homes. They live in the old Osmond House in Palestine, built by the man who established the first phone company, first power company, fire depart ment and first federal bank in Palestine. It has been on that city's tour of homes three times. DISTINCTIVE DOOR- Mrs. Alpha Boyott Crad- dock points to the "camphor glass" panel in the front door of the old ho_me at the interseon of Lane Street and Boyott in Malakoff. The home is a local landmark. [Staff Photo by Tom Herline Bomber Lures, Ambassader Reels, Mitchell Reels, Quick Reels, Zebco Reels, ' Craddock taught in the Palestine school system from 1934 to 1965, with time off during World War to teach aerodynamics. He taught speech, drama and math at Palestine. Mrs. Craddock's mother died in 1954, and the Crad- docks, reluctant to see the home pass out of family hands, retained it and pre- served it as best they could. The fine furnishings of the period have been moved to their home in Palestine for HALLOWEEN SPECIALS 887-8524 SPORTING GOODS Rt. 4, Hwy. 90 & 85 Gun Barrel City 887.8524 Friday, Oct. 8th & Saturday, Oct. 9th Admission To Movie On How To Catch Big Black Bass To Be Shown At 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 8th & 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 9th With A Question & Answer Program After FREE COFFEE & CAKE TO BE SERVED Rods & Reels Lures Hook Line & Sinkers Plastic Worms Depth Finders Water Temperature Gage Trolling Motors Fri. & Sat. Only One To A Customer Free Fishing Contest Each & Every Month Zebco Reels, Cotton Cordell Amender 4-1 FREE-- Monster Necklace the most part, but eough remains to give a feel of authenticity to the home. In the meantime, stran- With Each Costume gers from states all across ln the union cruise by the Masks 29 & IIIF rF distinctive old home, paus- Make Up Kit- 79 ing to reflect and recall, perhaps, their own childhood Flashlights $119 in a home not dissimilar. IN il Trick Or Treat Bags_19 Place extra towel bars one Drug & V above the other over the bathtub fo hang stockings Lay Away S & H and underwear to drip dry. Prices Keep Tumbling Down Throughout Our Store COME IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WE GLADLY ACCEPT FOOD Bush Pinto o, Beans ........... 4/89 Sugary Sam Cut Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Yams..: ?:(:..c?. ". .................... 49' Dinner. ]4 o, Red Heart Bacon Flavor Parkay Soft 2 cup pkg. Dog Food).!. o, .7/Sl Margerine.. ..* , .o. Town Talk Hefty 31} gal. Box Of Ten 1 lb. Loaf $ Trash Bags.. Bread ................. 3/l Chiffon Lemon Giant Kraft Garlic French Dishwashing S 8 oz. ressmg ................. 39 Austex With ueans Liquid.??..o.. . Chili....L 5. .o.. ..................... Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits .9 Borden Instant Nestles Chocolate Flavored Large Potatoes ..1 o:. x 69 #kL'__ 17 n Dn .............. bnzos.;;.:......-. . ................... COOL WEATHER BAKING- SPECIALS Gladiola All Purpose Flour - .UlIrlt (With '7" .................................... Excl. Parade Whole Kernel Or Cream Style Corn. 303 ca. 3/q o.oo. ooo**o****..lo.oo Parade Blue Lake Cut Parade Chopped 303 Can Green Beans ................ 3/89' Mustard Greens..3...3..n.... Russet ...,..,.- .._ 20 lb. Bag $11 29 PutatUe .............................. 1 Sunkist Valencia APt 19 uranges .... ................................. Finest Quality Grain Fed Heavy Beef Tender & Delicious / Sidoin .. Steak .... : ............................... I'...l" T-Bone Club Steak ............................ !.:....q" Steaks ........................ !.b: ........ Center Cut lb. Pork Chops !!:.99 . .......... .s.139 Pork (Small 3 & Down) Arm Spare Ribs ...... I.b.:..S.129 Roasts ................ '!: Turkey Singletree Beef Smoked Wings & Necks ............ !.:..39' Sausage ..................... ...,b....f Pork Hog Beef Neckbones Maul qp _,__ lb. .......... .......... .inpe ................. GRAIN FED HEAVY BEEF Cut To Order And Wrapped For Your Freezer .......... !250.!...A.e..! ..................... . .... 77 Forequarters ......................................... .....67' lb. Hndquaders ............................................ 93 WE ALSO HAVE FROZEN FOOD LOCKER FOR RENT / 203 E. Royall Blvd. We Reserve The Right Store Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 plm. We Gladly Form4Y Malakoff 489-0514 To Limit Quantities Mon. thru Sat. Accept Food Stamps Fol ! Our Business Is Selling Groceries Our Friendly Service Is Free