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!!