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Homefolks U.S.A.

Hi folks,

So many tell me they really enjoy our stories in Homefolks U.S.A. When our stories begin to appear on social media, more people who I have never met send word that the stories were so interesting, and they really enjoy them.

We have been asked to send some of the stories to a national magazine for review.  I have ask myself, what would people like to know about our little part of the world?

They might find it interesting to know that we live in a part of the world where a special vein of limestone is still being mined. The stone is shipped to every part of the United States. It might be interesting to know that enough of this precious stone is available to last for 600 years.

A lot of this limestone has been used in buildings in Washington D.C. and many other places through out the world.

It might be interesting to know that some of the early carvers were just common folks who never heard of a computer or any other modern day equipment that is being used today.

Walt Martin, Hugh Martin, Ollie Smith and so many more that space would not permit me to name used a hammer and a chisel – probably not the correct names of the tools.  They could see an image and chisel away the excess until the image would appear.

It might be interesting to know that in one little town in northwest Alabama, Red Bay, dog food has been produced for approximately 50 years. What started out as a small operation has expanded to cover all of the United States and 30 countries worldwide.

Pets are part of our families, and Sunshine Mills has never lost sight of that.

Another interesting note is many of our folks live to be very old.  I can think of several that are approaching 100 years of age, and most are still very active.

A few years ago we lost one of our citizens, who was 102 at the time of his death. He died as a result of a fall from his tractor, still doing “a little farming.”

God has blessed our little part of the country, and we should be very thankful.

Til next time,

Your friend,