by Norman W. Naugher
A while ago, we had the opportunity to visit with Norman and Nell Wright in their home. They shared a wonderful written story of the life of Norman growing up in Samantha. The writing is attached at the bottom of this page.
Playing dominoes with friends
Cowden home, old Byler Road (Old Highway 43)
The photos were captured on our visit.
“…This writing is dedicated to my wife, Nell, who almost had to get a knife and cut me open to extract these stories. To my son, Marty, whom she said would enjoy reading it, to my daughter, Jan, who keeps us all together, and my parents who had a hard time raising me…” Click here to read Norman’s Story
If you enjoyed reading Norman’s story, please leave comments below and let him know.
Preserving history is commitment to remembering the past and a stepping stone for our future generations. How can we know where we are going if we don’t know where we came from?
One important piece of history is it’s old homes and buildings. By preserving historic structures, we are able to share the very spaces and environments in which the generations before us lived or conducted business. A snapshot of their daily lives.
These buildings change with us, thus recording a piece of each generation’s story. We have an obligation to respect this community resource and preserve it for future generations.
In addition to solidifying a community’s past, documenting stories and memories, preserving buildings and memorializing a way of life can help strengthen a community’s future.
The more the community is involved, the more attractive and effective an area will become for locals and visitors.
Always keep “The Son” in your eyes.