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Lanny Harlow remembers Monroe, KY building as general store

Remembers building in Monroe, Hart Co., KY, as a general store, whose proprietor repaired clocks, with as many as 60 chiming on the hour, and where great music was performed.
Comments re article 42636. Bell's Mill, Monroe, Hart Co., KY, story and photo by Kenny Browning, the Feedman

By Lanny Harlow

Hello, the photo of the building at Monroe was never a mill in my lifetime.

I am 60 this year and was raised there and lived there a lot of my life.

The memories I have of this building is of it as a general store.

Mr. Gobel Twyman and family ran this store with most of Gobel's time being spent on repairing clocks. He kept 40 to 60 clocks there and I used to remember hearing all of those clocks chime on the hour.

The Twyman family also were very musical and had a family group that performed at many county occasions and at Joel Ray's (Joel Ray Sprowles Lincoln Jamboree) in Hodgenville, KY.

Mr. Gobel was a champion fiddler and played with his family, which included two sons and daughter and grandchildren.

The building was the family residence.

I remember they would practice and during warm weather there would be big crowds of people there to listen.

One of Gobel's sons, Mr. Herbert Twyman, spent a lot of time with me as a young man teaching me to play the guitar.

There is a lot more history of this old building but I hope this offers some enlightenment. -Lanny Harlow

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