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Fading Memories

Though the farm of my youth was only ten miles from town, we depended upon our nearest neighbors for association, help as needed, and a sense of community. Unlike most families in the more mobile generations, we seldom made trips to town more than two or three times per month, and then only for groceries or supplies, unless we were riding the school bus. About three miles from home, there was structure commonly called the “Community Building”, used by local farmers for gatherings on a regular basis. It was located at an intersection of two unnamed country roads on a small lot. The wood frame building, painted light green on the outside, had mostly a large open area inside with a small raised stage on one end. There were tables and chairs that could be stowed away. There was a small kitchen area with a long half-wall serving counter. The setting was woven into the fabric of our relationships with our neighbors, the location of many warm memories spent with family and friends. I can fondly recall numerous organized events which included the entire community, filled with joyous camaraderie. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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