Favorite Find

Athena
3 min readMar 21, 2022

Another 52 ancestors over 52 weeks (Week 2)... When I try to think of my favorite find, I think back to one of my favorite places from childhood. We would head down the river several times during each summer and leaving from a property we call the Ranch was one of our favorites when we were going to spend the whole day. We had put in and take out spots on the Salt Fork starting at the Ranch, going past the Dangerous bridge, adding the Bottom Field, and finally at the place we call Bailey’s Bottom. All of our places have names and we knew approximately how long it would take to go down the river from any of the 4 to another.

By the Bridge

As the parents would put the canoes in the river, we would explore. At one point we stumbled upon and old kid’s clubhouse. The area was once a town named Conkeytown and we first got the property there had been an old barn and even a house. Foundations littered the area from the former town.

The old kid’s clubhouse was such a cool find, every so often I think about going down and see if it’s still there. The property was one that my father (Bob) and his cousin (Don) bought together. Bob and Don grew up together, their father’s were twins and they were close in age. My dad’s nephew Buddy also was near the same age and joined them when he could. They rented out the house on the property until a fire took the house. Don once told me that the reimbursement for the house paid…

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Athena

Mom of three boys. Computer programmer living in the country with my husband focusing on my hobbies and youngest son. https://ko-fi.com/athenaandrew