Thursday, July 9
The River Was Kind To Us
Roy G. Eversole was kind enough to say he liked my reminisces. He recalled the large white sand bar, under where the swinging bridge is now located, that in low tide jutted halfway across the river. On this white sand bar they played baseball. Roy was the catcher, Ralph Fulp was the pitcher and also on the team were Paul Coburn and Fred Gross, Bill Goad, Archie Ruschak, Loran Johnson, Joe Eversole (pharmacist and owner of a drug store in Jenkins), Cassius and Carl Eversole as well as others. Those were Happy Days. The river had pure, clear water. The North Fork was kind to us but alas we were not kind to it, as the building fever of the Roaring '20s came with a rush. We filled in the river with mud, mortar and bricks and in 1927 it repaid us with our first flood in 50 years.