Needed: A New Family for Holcomb Rock

A new chapter for Holcomb Rock:

My children's father, Tom Berkeley, and I saved Holcomb Rock in 1983. We scraped the exterior paint, treated the clapboards with a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine before painting it, fixed the holes in the walls and the floors, added heat, added plumbing.

My children grew up there. Now at least part of the work and much of the work I had hoped to complete needs doing. The house is much too big for either of us, and is silent without the sound of play and visitors.

Our chapter at Holcomb Rock is over, and now we are looking for the next family for a house that has always had families and has out survived all but a few.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Picture of Sally Oglesby Disharon

Interesting story about this picture. On the mantel during an estate sale in Bedford City , some 20 miles away, I spotted the picture of the Holcomb Rock railroad station I have in the header here. Thinking some of the other pictures might be related to Holcomb Rock, I bought the lot of 4 or 5.

The Meriwethers came for a reunion- I'll have to look up the date. I got a few of them to look through my pictures- and heard one of the woman exclaim , "That's my mother!" I believe this is the letter writer. She would have been related to the Meriwethers through Louisa (Bright) Tinsley Harris.

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