Our memory tends to fail as we get older, but I remember two distinct things the first day I entered the first grade 69 years ago. I remember the metal lunch bucket I carried. I’m…Read More
It has been several months since I posted anything. Considering America and the entire world, for that matter is in deep turmoil, to put it mildly, I chose something on the lighter side of life…
Sugar water boiled down to make Maple syrup has been in the McPherson/Rowan family for six generations.
Yesterday. When I was a young boy, I barely remember seeing my grandmother Rowan outdoors, because she was blind for about the last 20 years of her 93 years on earth.
Yesterday – Lost in Patton’s Cave My cousins Lewis, age 14 and Vaughan, age 11 and I went into a neighbor’s cave about a mile away when I was 13 years old, more than 60…
Who do you know who lived to see three of their children, and their respective spouses, celebrate 50 years of marriage? The story here is about such a family in Monroe County.
Yesterday Christmas 1944. You don’t have to be old to know that short term memory is a problem for us old people.
Yesterday. The farm where I was raised included a dairy operation from the late forties until the early sixties.
My local bank is paying 1/10 of one percent interest to anyone who puts money in a savings account. We all know that is a small amount, but let’s put it into practical perspective.
The 4-H program in West Virginia, and especially the influences of people in Monroe County was a very important part of my school-age years.
Yesterday – Dick and Carol Dowdy United in Marriage 50 Years Ago What joy to my heart when I realized Dick and Carol will celebrated 50 years of marriage in August 2014.
Two weeks ago I read in a local weekly newspaper, The Monroe Watchman, the obituary of Rufus Houchins, who passed away at the age of 96.
There are many fresh water springs on Peters Mountain. There are four large springs in the Gap Valley area, big enough to supply drinking water for many families.
My Dad, Claude Rowan, may hold a record. Who else lived in four different houses within a 200-yard radius, all located on the same family property?