Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Memories of Chance, KY and O.G. Rowe: Mother's teacher
' . . . I never saw him be anything but happy and joking.' - JANICE NEWTON REED
By Janice Newton Reed
By the time I came along, O. G. Rowe was mail carrier and store operator.
My mother (Ida Mae Bardin) had him for a teacher. She said she would sit most of the school day, on O.G's desk and combed his hair while he taught the rest of the kids.
She was handicapped and was unable to walk to school most of the time.
When I was living here, he delivered the U.S.Mail. He would put the mail in the box and blow his horn. If I was there to go after the mail, he said "give me a hug so I can go." He would stick his head out the truck window and I would hug his neck. He was ready to go then. And his hair was about gone then.
He was a very nice man and I never saw him be anything but happy and joking. --Janice Newton Reed
This story was posted on 2013-02-03 04:29:30
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Local History:
Memories of O.G. Rowe, his store at Chance, KY
Perhaps a note can be added for the beloved bell-ringer
Bell story elicits memory of significant moment in Columbia life
Remembering Jimmy Combest: From near neighbor
The Story of John McQueary
More on Spinning Wheel with initials O E Taylor underneath
North side of 100 block of E. Main Street completely restored
Query: Wants more on JIM item Eli Bailey vs. Cy Watkins
Wants more information on the Reed Street Depot
Birthing cry for an Adair Railroad just got weaker and weaker
View even more articles in topic Local History
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.