What an amazing conversation I had today. I had long heard that the Kinlaw family was instrumental in the survival of much of St Pauls during the Great Depression by allowing people to work in the grocery store and on the farm in exchange for food. I found out today that the depth of their generosity was far greater. When the banks failed, most of the community lost their life savings. Spurgeon Kinlaw offered every resident to loan them half of what they had lost, giving incr...edible terms of loan. As a businessman, it made sense. He knew he would get his money back and the community was able to shop at his store. As a humanitarian, he gave the residents their dignity back in a time where dignity was cherished. I spoke with Cecil Ivey, whose father received a loan from Mr Kinlaw. I plan on speaking with Mr Ivey again. To pick his brain some more. ❤️
One of the women at my work is turning 100 in a couple of weeks. I'd love to flood her with greetings. If you're interested in sending her a card, PM me. I'll give you her name and address. ❤️
It's going to be a busy weekend at The Farm. Son, the electrician, is coming to install a dozen lights for me. Hubby is putting ceiling fans into all the bedrooms. Mother in law and sister in law are coming to help me paint the hallway and upstairs living room. The 2 bedroom suite is getting close to completion! Just have to get the bathroom installed!!
New artwork. This will hang in the mud room. ❤. It looks like Sir Oyl. 🐓 The artist is Frederick J. Bauknecht. He has an assortment of farm/ animal related art. Check him out! He has a Facebook page - that's how I found him!