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    Posted March 31, 2013 by
    Atmore, Alabama
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    From Trash to Treasure Home (Before)

    Over 100 years ago, my Aunt Sissy and Uncle Jim built a home with their own hands and lived in it all their lives. The little "chicken farm" house has been in my family for generations. I fondly remember her standing in front of the kitchen sink, looking out the window and wearing a dress she made from a flour sack. As the years went by and that simple little home fell into total disrepair, it was from her footsteps and example that we followed in. My partner Jeff and I spent a couple of years taking this "throw a match at it" house and turned it into a tribute to our ancestors and the surrounding community of Atmore, Alabama.
    To be honest, if we knew then what we were getting into, we probably would have taken the advice of others and had it burned to the ground. But rebuilding this sweet little home was a testimony to the appreciation and gratitude of hard work.
    Our little home in the country celebrates just that, the country life. Full of charm and commemorates a simpler time. I know Aunt Sissy would be proud,,,and that's why we still call it to this day,,,"Aunt Sissy's House!"
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