All that is left of the old William Hugh Pennington-Ethel Dee Sloan homeplace is this chimney. Termites had destroyed the home's foundation and had invaded the rafters when they were discovered a few years ago. After salvaging as much of the lumber, doors, etc. from the four-room house as possible, it was burned with the help of the Cardsville Volunteer Fire Department. The house, which was built in 1945, held a lot of memories for a lot of folks. We were surprised last spring to see these old-fashioned petunias blooming out of the old fireplace My mother said she remembered that her grandmother grew those flowers but had not seen them blooming in years. Apparently the seeds had remained dormant for over fifty years before reappearing.