If you enlarge the picture above you can see the old chimney from the house standing. When we moved my brother and I (ages 12 and 15) tore down the old house and used the lumber in it to help build a barn at the new place.
This little stream run real close to our barn. As a kid I loved to play in it, especially when there had been a lot of rain and it was overflowing. The road out of the holler was on the left side of this picture.
Here's a better look at the old chimney. Notice the vines coming out of the top of the chimney.
This is the fireplace that was in our living room. I can remember baking potatoes in the fireplace....yummy.
If you were sitting on our front porch this would have been to the left. The woods is part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. It was our playground when we got a chance to play. There was a hickory tree that squirrels really liked that we could see from the porch. I can remember sitting on the porch and seeing a limb shake in that tree(which mean there was a squirrel) and my older brother would grab his shotgun and head out there. Normally, he would bring a squirrel back with him.
Looking straight ahead on our front porch this is what you would have seen.Looking to the right this would have been the view. It was beautiful in the fall when all the leaves were changing. You can see the road right along the tree line on the left of the picture.