Moving on


Sara, Mamie and Tiny, probably their last winter in the Strong Avenue house

Sara’s memoirs take us now from Greenwood to Jackson for a little over three years, but we’ll be returning to Greenwood in 1932. The Strong Avenue house will not reappear in these stories, so today’s blog is a tribute to a fine bungalow and the girls who knew it as home.

Howard’s album also mysteriously ends here. He left us a treasure trove of photos from about 1917 to 1927, but then it just ends. Maybe he was so thrilled with Son’s arrival that he dropped the camera. I’m grateful that Sara saved the album and for the photos which do survive, but I do so wish there were more.

Sara, Tiny and Mamie, all decked out on the bungalow porch steps.

About sec040121

Hello....I'm in possession of a priceless collection of memoirs and memorabilia left by my mother, Sara Evans Criss. She was a native and lifelong (88 years!) devotee of our small town, who covered this peculiar and volatile corner of the world for 30 years as the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Greenwood bureau chief, a job that started out with debutantes and high school football and wound up spang in the midst of one of the twentieth century's most enduring social upheavals. This blog is dedicated to her memory and the legacy she left behind, both for her family and her community.
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