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Route 1 Box 144 Dyess, Arkansas
The refurnished Cash home in Dyess, Arkansas
We were raised in a five room house, on a forty acre farm in Dyess Arkansas. Our parents Ray and Carrie Cash were one of five hundred families chosen to make up the Dyess Colony in the niniteen thirties. Each family was given a cow and a working horse. We had a barn, a chicken house (and chickens), and a smoke house. We also had pigs, which became our bacon and sausage in the fall and winter. We planted a garden in the spring which consisted of almost every kind of vegetable. We had a lot of watermelons and cantaloupes
Our house had only five rooms--a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a small bathroom. We didn't have running water, but we had a pump outside the kitchen.
Our house had only five rooms--a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a small bathroom. We didn't have running water, but we had a pump outside the kitchen. You could see it through the kitchen window. I remember where we all sat around the dining table. J.R. sat by me, Reba and Tommy on the other side of the table. Mama and Daddy sat on each end. Daddy would always ask the Lord to bless our food and our home, and to give us strength to do the needful things. J.R. worked hard, as well as the rest of us.. Every spare minute he would write songs, or listen to the radio. J.R. was determined to sing. After Jack went to heaven, J.R. would read the bible. Mama would daily tell us about the Lord and that we should always put him first in our lives
The way we were raised taught us all to be thankful for all the blessings God gives us. When J.R. left the little farm house and became a Superstar he never forgot what Mama taught us. I'm looking so forward to being with my brother J.R. in heaven. I don't think it will be a five room farm house. The bible says "Eye hath not seen, ear has not heard, neither has there entered into the heart of man, the things the Lord has prepared for those that love him." Until the day J.R. left us and went to heaven, he never compromised his stand for Jesus Christ. We'll see you in heaven J.R.