Hi I am a granddaughter of Betty Brown, wife of Thad. I told my aunt and she wasn't sure who you were, but she had an idea. She was the youngest so maybe she was living there when you spent your afternoons in the loft. This family is so hard to trace because there are so many Browns in the Jackson county area and not all are related. Your little story was nice to hear, my grandma was a very kind person, but believe me she could be rough on us grandchildren. We all loved her very much and miss her.