OK, So I'm Not So Wordless, But I Have A Divine Reason
I am way too excited about this house to keep my mouth shut! Why? Well, this house may not look so divine, BUT it's the house that my 2nd Great-grandparents, Daniel and Annie (O'Brien) Vaughn lived in when they lived in San Antonio, Texas in their later years. [Remember Annie and her Tin Cup?] It's a duplex type of home ~ 2 houses connected, and a few of my family members lived in both homes in the early 20th century. In addition to my 2nd Great-grandparents ~ Daniel and Annie ~ my 1st Great-grandparents, Claudius Roy and Mary Alice "Boo" (Vaughn) Truitt and my grandparents, James Wesley and Mary Alice "Gran" (Truitt) Blacketer lived in this house. Another family that lived there was my "Boo's" sister and her family. I love their names: Claiborne Leander and Genevieve (Vaughn) Bouquet. [Oooh, and Claiborne has a cool story, too...] So, now can you see why I think this house is divine? I can't express how excited I was that I was able to find it this past weekend ~ that it was still standing after all these years. I had never seen this house, but growing up, I had heard my Gran, my mother, and my aunt talk about it. "Remember the house on Devine?" they'd ask each other. I remember always thinking, "What's so great about the house on Devine Street?" Now, I know ~ the family memories, the family stories. That's what makes the house on Devine Street so, well, divine, and now I've seen it. And lucky for the descendants of Daniel and Annie, I took photos of it. [Your welcome. It was my pleasure.] They won't have to wonder about the house on Devine Street. They can simply bask in its...divinity.