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LETTER: Helen York sends more details of history of Bliss, Adair CO,KY

Liked Linda's Bliss daffodils photo, ClickHere Old Bliss pictures
Dear Ed and Linda,

I enjoyed looking at the daffodils on the Kenneth Scott place, and looking at the Click Here photos of the old Bliss store.

If I'm not mistaken, I think my Dad, Ray Claycomb, sold the store to Willard Staples around 1942.

The road should be labelled G B Bardin Road, rather than G V Bardin. G.B. died very recently, and his wife Christine is a resident of Summit Manor Nursing Home.

Thank you for your work with Columbiamagazine.com. My family and I enjoy it.

Helen York
To see the photo with the links mentioned above:

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks so much your letter. We really appreciate the additional information on the store, as well prompting us to make the correction on the G.B. Bardin Road..

Kenneth Scott has told me about what a wonderful merchant Mr. Claycomb was.

"Whenever you bought anything from Mr. Claycomb," Kenneth Scott said, "he always gave you the best he had at the time. He didn't try to pass off poorer quality to try to keep his own inventory in better shape. If you bought a banana, you got the very best on the stalk."

I never asked Kenneth to expand on Mr. Claycomb's influence on his own successful life, but I would imagine your father's example impacted Mr. Scott throughout his career with Houchen's. -ED


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