|Gideon C. and Arthusa "Thusie" Evans Robinson|
Cousin Lucy shared the above map and diagram of the homeplace of Momma and Poppa Robinson, her grandparents. Lucy is my father's first cousin and daughter of my great-uncle Lawson Robinson, who was a Methodist minister in North Mississippi for many years and brother to Luke (my grandfather), Buddy, Louis, Lawrence and Jewell.
Momma and Poppa Robinson were Thusie and Gideon Robinson, and they lived on the land that today encompasses the homes along Willow Road and Mimosa Drive. The name of Mimosa Drive came from the mimosa trees that Thusie grew around her house. You can see from Lucy's map that the mimosas fronted the dirt road that went by the Robinson house, which today would be located at the fork of Willow Road and Mimosa Drive (Lucy indicates where this fork is by the notation "thick sand"). "The Creek" that Lucy identifies on the map is the creek that crosses Willow Road at Farrar Drive.
One thing that I should point out about Lucy's map is that the dirt road she shows heading off straight to the left on the map actually continued onward to what is now Main Street. Gideon died in 1944, and Thusie in 1952. After Thusie's death, the Robinson land was sold to a cousin, Buster Robinson, who developed the subdivision that is there now.
Here is a picture, made about 1934, of my father, as a toddler, sitting on Thusie and Gid's porch. I can't tell if that is a piece of watermelon, or a peach from one of the Robinson peach trees, or perhaps one of Thusie's fried pies that he is eating.