Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Visit with Family

Yesterday Dan's cousin-who-is-more-like-a-sister, Marci; her son, Caleb; and grandson, Miles, dropped by for a visit. (Caleb's wife, Tammy, didn't make it.) They were in Waco, visiting Tammy's family for Thanksgiving, and since they were so close, they came down for the day. 

After a nice lunch at B.J.'s we took a drive out to Oenaville. Oenaville is a little spot in the road, six miles northeast of Temple. It was first settled in the late 1860s, and had its own post office by 1872. At its peak, in 1890, the community numbered 200 residents. 

Oenaville holds significance for our family, since Marci's father (Dan's Uncle Wiley) and two of his brothers, were born there between 1909 and 1923, while their father (Dan's grandfather Baker) was farming there. It was only after moving to Temple that we realized how much Baker family history took place here, in Bell County. Someday I hope to spend some time in the archives room at the library to see what I can learn about the Bakers and their connection with Bell County.

Miles took no time in discovering Robert's cars in the toy box. Miles is about six months younger than Robert.

It was a little chilly, but warm enough to play ball in the back yard.

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