Alice Virginia Finnell Lockbaum
of Boone County Residents
The Little House on Russell Street
I do not or have not ever lived in Boone City. But as a child spent many days at my Great Grandfather Robert Lee "Pappy" Shears home on Russell St. In Florence.
The original house is no longer there because of the strong winds that came through in the 80's.
I loved that little house where the steps in the house where made of split logs and they heated with potbelly stoves, and you could always smell homemade biscuits being made. What I loved most was drinking the ice cold water out of the pail with the dipper.
Oh how I miss that little house!