MRS. FRANCES RHODES A TRUE HISTORY LESSON

Kountze Korner

My mother organized a Camp Fire Group in Kountze and any and all were welcome to join.  We did many interesting things – camped out, appeared on Cowboy John show in Pt. Arthur and met on a regular basis at First Baptist Church.  It was a good way to enjoy living in a small town.  

The most memorable event for me was meeting Mrs. Frances Rhodes.  By that time she was over 100 years old and lived with her daughter Mrs. Loftin.  Mrs. Rhodes was bed ridden, unable to leave the confines of her home.  I recall a tiny woman lying in a bed of fluffy blankets which all but obscured her.    Mrs. Rhodes’ white hair was pulled back into a tight bun and her night gown clean and well tended .  Her body was tired and worn but her mind was clear and concise and her memories…

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