Today, Groundhog Day, is Eloise Grubb’s birthday. Many of you have never heard of her. Eloise Chastain Grubbs (1916-1986) lived across the street from the Spencer family in the 1960s. She was born in 1916, the daughter of Mabel (Harmon) and Wesley Erskin Chastain on their farm near Harrison, Arkansas, when her parents were twenty-six … Continue reading "Why Groundhog Day makes me think of Avon"
Last week James and I were looking forward to a short excursion on Saturday. We had planned to visit Old Cahaba, the first capital of the state of Alabama. The weather forecast suggested a rainy day so we decided instead to spend a few hours in nearby Wetumpka, AL, just a few miles from our … Continue reading "Ode to a Church: First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka"