This picture hangs in my office. I never knew the people. I do know their name because it was written on the back of the picture. Rev. W. A. Cross, Center Texas, March 12, 1955.
But you'll agree that it is a step back in time. The unpainted frame house with a dog run, tin roof and chimney on one end and a yard with a fence and gate to keep the animals out are so authentic looking. The Reverend is stern looking but his wife stands beside him to keep him in order and his cap hangs on the fence post. There is at least one person in the dog run....a lady with a white collar and dark dress.
The window is raised with some curtains showing. The doorsteps are wood and not too even. I can't tell what the thing on the porch is; it does not look like a swing. Perhaps the Sleuths can tell.
Enjoy this glimpse of the past!