Memory Lane

By , January 4, 2020 7:14 pm

Today I took my son and drove back to Helena Arkansas so he could see where his Great Grandpa and Grandma Bearden lived.  We visited the old house, the ball field and the graveside.  We stopped at Sonic to have a burger and shake like I used to do with my Grandma.  Things haven’t changed much between Memphis and Helena.  Lots of cotton fields, Tunica, closed casinos, MS/Ark bridge and the great Mississippi river.  Grandma and Grandpa lived in Helena proper and not West Helena.  Sad to say Helena proper has seen better days.  Pleasantly enough the last place they lived still appeared to have someone living there and the property was well taken care of.  We made our way to the ball field and it was also a pleasant surprise that it was in pretty nice condition.  The sign could use a coat of paint but all in all my son had a bit of fun there.  Then we stopped by the graveside and took pictures while there.  It was a fine day and I’m glad I had the chance to get my son there.

Ball Field

2 Responses to “Memory Lane”

  1. Hi Jonathan,

    I am finishing a book on the 1942-1948 Indians. I had some questions about your grandfather that I’d like to ask.

    Scott Longert

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