Photo of The Month – May 2004
Picture contributor: Carolyn Waters
Holding their walking canes, these two old-timers are taking the sun at the end of the sidewalk on the south end of the store building. Notice the cone-shaped community well roof in the background. We can count three other men behind them. Another treasure from the cigar box of Blanche Edwards Campbell.
Update: No sooner was the ink dry on this Photo of the Month than we got this email from Rebecca McCraw of Matthews, N. C.:
I believe we may have an answer to your question regarding the photo of the month. Attached is a photo of my husband’s great-great grandfather, John C. McCraw, longtime resident of the Cliffside area. What do you think? I believe he is younger in our photo but notice the hands and the droop to his right eye. I would love to know who his [older] companion is. I know that [John] was very close to his brother Chesley, with whom he fought in the Civil War, and they do seem to resemble one another.
Rebecca is the wife of Carl G. McCraw, III.
For more on John C. McCraw, and the photo Rebecca sent, go here.