88 Years Old And She Still Lives Off The Grid Alone since 1960


Jeanie Lawson, KY ” I feel very blessed that a friend introduced me to a wonderful 88 yr old woman who has lived “off the grid” since 1960. She lives in an old log home her father built 83 years ago. There is not any electricity or running water. She has a cellar for her fridge. The front door was homemade and she re-did the chinking on the logs herself. Her bathroom is outside on the hill and family ran water from a spring to her tub which she proudly showed me. She cooks on a wood stove and served me sassafras tree she made from the mountains. (Very good) she gave me a bar of her lye soap she made and showed me how she makes dish soap from wood ash and water, also good for cleaning dogs. She washes clothes in an old tin tub. She made. Church in her barn and she goes there often to lie down. The pews were homemade. Her 60+ yr old brother died this week and she showed me pictures of him. The coroner came and pronounced him and family made the casket and washed and clothed him, no funeral home ow embalming. This is a woman who is happy and feels so blessed. She does not live off the system whatsoever and draws no food stamps or social security.”

 

 

In the first photo – Sitting on her front porch with her Bible. She was raised in this house from the age of 3. She is 88

Front of the old log home

Living room as it looks today in the old log home

Clock that she made that shows all the family (17 kids) in her family.

“Giving me a bar of her homemade lye soap.”

Where she makes soap for her kitchen and to clean the dogs with…made from wood ash and water.


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3 Responses to “88 Years Old And She Still Lives Off The Grid Alone since 1960”

  1. T says:

    You might want to consider proof-reading your articles before publishing them.

  2. sheetal says:

    Reminds me of my Granny who used to do similar things she would’ve been in her 80’s would she have been still alive TODAY…I miss HER ….admire people’s courage to live in Simplicity!! God Bless Her

  3. Cindy says:

    “She does not live off the system whatsoever and draws no food stamps or social security.” What an ugly thing to say, as though those who draw social security – which is OUR money and NOT living off the system, thank you – or food stamps are freeloaders. How ugly. What if this woman should get ill and need medical care with no social security or other benefits offered by the government? Deos she not deserve them after living a long life bothering no one?

    It was wonderful to see a bit of her life, but how nasty of the writer to say that.

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