Hope you are still out there.I have been reading over old messages and something struck me.You said Dessie was your great grandmother.I had a great aunt, whose's maiden name was Dessie Mothershead.The Bland that you mentioned also rings a bell.We may be cousins.I'll give you a litte information, you give me more and see if we can match.
Dessie had a grandson named Ricky who lived with her when he was young. I know the name of the town, do you? Where did Dessie spend all of her time at home? When you walk in the front door of the house, the living room was to the right )I belileve a fireplace on the far right wall) couch to the left as you enter the living room, with a dining area directly behind, and then the kitchen.There was a bedroom to the left of the door.Screened in patio in front.There was a big hill somewhere near the house that I remember climbing up with Ricky.