Our mother, Mabel Cargill was a beautiful lady, even to the day that she died. We always laughed when Daddy told us about seeing Mother for the first time. He was working with an electrical company from Greenville, and they had a job at the mill. Daddy and some of the other company men had rooms and boarded at Mrs. Carpenter’s house on Main Street. When he saw Mother walking down the street, he told Mrs. Carpenter that Mother could put her clothes in his trunk any day. Mrs. Carpenter told him that he’d better go slow with Mabel Bridges because Boyce Bridges was very particular about his daughters and their boyfriends. Well, when Daddy went for his first date, he took Papa a box of candy. He and Papa became the best of friends, and the rest is history.