An unexpected visitor from her E.M.T.
Several years ago, I was being guided around Fairfield County by two knowledgeable individuals, both of whom had made numerous calls and opened doors to our preservation efforts. These tours went on nearly every week for a year, as we traversed the county looking for special places, abandoned houses, and meeting new friends. The visit that will always be top of the list, is the one to our dear friend Mrs. Sanders, who upon our arrival that cold winter morning, greeted the group with mugs of freshly brewed coffee, a roaring fire, and a very warm smile. It was hard to tell her that we only had twenty minutes allotted for our photo session and visit! I recall thinking, that the day couldn’t get any better. Shortly thereafter, I attempted numerous times to contact her, each unanswered call conjuring thoughts of concern. When I finally did get an answer some months later and asked that I be allowed to bring a video crew to pay her a visit, she promptly responded, “You know, time is of the essence, I am ___ years of age, come ahead!” We wasted little time in doing so and ended up with a wonderful documentary video of a gracious lady who loves her history and home.
Besides winning my heart, she has subsequently done so with others, including my wife and an EMT from Fairfield County. Coincidentally he just happens to be the husband of Candi, my lady barber. And furthermore, it just happened that as he was delivering supplies to the Sander’s home, for the first time, he also encountered the same warm smile. Of course Mrs. Sanders began telling him all about her lovely home and it being featured on Roots and Recall. It didn’t take long for Scottie, the EMT to tell his wife about Roots and Recall and subsequently become one of R&R’s newest fans.
Sanders’s Homeplace / Fairfield Co
Roots and Recall has once again brought together like minds, across numerous counties, and occupations each appreciating local homeplace history and enjoying R&R’s content. Mrs. Sanders opened her door to two strangers and as a result she has two new friends who share her love of history and preservation.
R&R NOTE: A number of members have volunteered to help with photography and document collection. As a result R&R has created a database of volunteers to stay in contact with these individuals. If you are one of the numerous individuals who have offered to volunteer, please don’t hesitate to directly contact R&R at – firstname.lastname@example.org, offer your suggestions and comments. We need your volunteer efforts and hope you will remain actively engaged. Charles Payne, a wonderful photographer continues sharing his images from across the state and we deeply appreciate his efforts as well as others!
From the Porch – Blog @ RootsandRecall.com – 6.29.17