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Forbus General Store: Her grandfather practiced medicine there

Comments re photo 52835 Travel Another visit to Forbus General Store

By Mary Frances McCoy

Kay C. (See: Clerk & Author Kay Conatser) sent me your link. I was raised just up the road from this Forbus Store.

My grandpa, the late Dr. A.H. Crouch, practiced medicine in these parts.

He sent his patients to the Forbus Store for their medicines. I have some of the old brown bottles that the medicine came in. He graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School. He delivered myself and my brother, Gene Crouch, and my sister Glyna Crouch Martin, and most every kid around.

He had his little office in the front yard where he lived, that being the first house on the right up from the store. He died from a heart attack on Pearl Harbor Day - a great, great loss to the community.

My Dad, Daily Crouch, was the 2nd postmaster there at Forbus Store, Bennett Guthrie being the first. Then my Dad moved the post office up the road - you got it- to the same yard where his Dad's Doctor's office was.

I followed in my Dad's footsteps and worked at a post office (not postmaster) a window clerk for 23 yrs. Retired from the Glasgow Postal Store in Glasgow, KY, in 2000.

Now I am a flagger for ATS Construction Co., where they are busy building roads around Cumberland County and Burkesville, KY.

It is a small world after all.

Later I could send you some treasured pictures and an article about my grandpa. Thanks for listening.

That is a wonderful community over there. --Mary Frances McCoy Thanks, Mary Frances McCoy. Your story answers a lot of questions we wondered about, especially about the big house next door , which seemed to have a spiritual connection to the store, but we didn't ask while there, but your letter affirms the tie. Yes, we'd love to receive copies of your treasured photo(s). - Linda & Ed Waggener

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