Grover Haynes, Jr.
I was born in Cliffside on May 13, 1924, in a house that was almost exactly where the Landreth-McKinney funeral home is today. I spent my early years in Florida, and my family returned to Cliffside in about 1932, during the depression. I entered the 3rd grade and finished high school there in May, 1942. I entered the Navy that year, and never really lived in Cliffside again except for about 6 months after the war. Then I got married and went to Clemson, graduating in January of 1950.
We lived in the house on the road just north of Dr. Moss’s house, commonly known as “Mudcut” road, though I think it was 5th Ave. If you went east from N. Main, we were the first and only house on the left, just past where the Presbyterian Church used to be. The Sparks lived diagonally across from us. Carl, Jr., Herman and all the large clan were my best friends. Greatest people in Cliffside, as were all the 44 that I recognize from the “snapshots” of the movie of 1937-40. All people of Cliffside were special, hard working, honest, trusting, loving people. I’ve often wondered how my grandfather found such people when he started Cliffside.