Holmes Rd, Searcy AR. Holmes girls a long time ago.

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Holmes Rd Searcy AR Holmes girls

These are the Holmes girls.  The family has a street in Searcy AR named for them.  Holmes Rd is just off  Highway  16 North and once was considered way out in the country.  The Holmes family built a big rock house that still stands on the side of a hill and is probably showing in the background of this picture.  I think they owned quite a bit of land in the area also.  The only one of the girls still living is shown second from the right.  The mom is in the middle.  My mother-in-law is shown on the right.  The one Holmes son was married to Evelyn, second from left, and the seemingly most energetic and oldest daughter is on the left.

They were a happy crew.  Note the style.  All dress lengths were dictated by fashion....each year!  Can you remember a family member long ago fretting about whether they had to hem a skirt or let the hem down?  I remember my mother worrying about it.  I also remember that most women did NOT wear pants unless they had to do so to pick blackberries or work in the fields. 

How times have changed!!

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
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Good morning Ms. Barbara.  You are right, my how times have changed.  Sometimes I long for the good ole days

Apr 01, 2016 10:32 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
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But James, you didn't have to worry about hem lengths or wear skirts!!  LOL

Apr 01, 2016 11:31 PM #2
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Barbara,
In the mid 1970’s in Houston, ladies didn’t wear pants to our church until one Sunday when the church matriarch showed up in pants. I think the next week half of the ladies were in pants. 

Apr 02, 2016 07:42 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
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David, that is interesting.  I remember once my mother-in-law, one of the nicest ladies to ever live, was reminding me that I needed to go to church......but NOT if I were to wear a pants suit, which I lived in while teaching school!! 

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