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Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dairy Farm in Maryville at the Foot of the Smokies


Mary Sue Delozier Davis
"Granny Sue"
November 17, 1902 - March 5, 1994
Maryville, Tennessee

The beautiful scene depicted in my blog banner is the dairy barn on the Davis homeplace in Maryville, Tennessee, at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. I took this picture in September of 2005 while visiting my husband's aunt, Suzanne Davis Kerr, and her husband, Ernie.

It is the same farm that I talked about in the post about Bob's grandfather, Spence Davis and his Oliver 66 tractor. Bob helped a lot on the dairy during his childhood and worked many hours in that dairy barn! His grandmother, Granny Sue, is shown in a picture above in the field with some of those cows. And the picture below is his grandfather, Spence, with a friend (unidentified) and some more of those cows ready to milk.


William Spence Davis
March 24, 1895 - December 17, 1976
Maryville, Tennessee

7 comments:

Cheryle Hoover Davis said...

Judy, this is a great idea, blogging for your husband's family lines! You are one busy Blogger!! I really like this!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

I sure hope I can keep up! Bob and I have done a lot of research on his family as well as mine, so I thought I should at least devote a blog to them! Thanks for following me, Cheryle.

Becky Jamison said...

This is SO COOL, Judy! The profile photo I have on Facebook right now was taken of me standing in the country at Maryville, TN. "Maravul" as they pronounced. Me being from Kansas would say Mary ville! My husband did some work there & I got to visit him for a long weekend. We loved it there. It's the only place I've been to in TN and it was BEAUTIFUL! I was surprised--I had no idea TN was such a pretty state. It might have been 2005 when I was there. I'm losing track of the years. I'm going to enjoy following this blog. Thanks, Judy! Can't wait to call my husband in here and show him. He's in the office at HIS computer. It was there that he was introduced to "slaw dogs"! So many women called him honey and darlin'--he was in heaven.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

I love that your profile photo was made in Maryville! Or I have said "Maravul"! We might have been just down the road from one another that same September day. I'm so tickled that you love my blog and will be following it. Hope you have a restful Sunday evening.

Greta Koehl said...

Just wanted to let you know I love your new blog, Judith. It has lots of wonderful stuff in it. I guess that's because Tennessee is almost as good as Texas.... (ducks and covers).

Robin aka Wolfhuntress2002 said...

I loved this post and the pictures. I grew up on a farm in a small town called Bells, in East Texas. My great-grandfather had cattle and I loved playing with them. For me they were my "Dogs". I forgot one day to close the gate and they all got out... about 200 of them. Several town members and the neighbor boys came to help and I hid in the weeping willow tree. Bad thing to do, that was first place papa went after he rounded them all up. He was getting a switch to busy my rear...LOL I can laugh about it today...

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Thanks Greta and Robin. Glad you like this new blog. I like the way the wallpaper looks, too, Robin. Great minds think alike, eh? I enjoyed so much your description of your episode with your "Dogs". Bells, Texas ~ I love that name.

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