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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



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