Emmit Sherran bought a home from the delinquent tax sale in Whitmire and discovered boxes of old scrapbooks that a former ladies club in Whitmire collected. The book contains history from the town as well as travels from the ladies who worked at the former JP Stevens. Sherrans and Whitmire resident Wendy Cranford brought the scrapbooks to the Whitmire senior center for people to peruse at their leisure.
Julia Wessinger looks through a book checking to see who she may recognize and what memories can be brewed up.
This is just one of many scrapbooks found in the former Caldwell home on Wood Street in Whitmire. Emmitt Sherren found the books after purchasing the house through the delinquent tax sale.
Pat Hughes Osborne looks at an old newspaper collected in the books. Osborne’s mother was a part of the ladies club who documented much of the historical books.
A couple of ladies were thrilled to see history pour in to the senior center thanks to Emmitt Sherren who discovered the book in a vacant home on Wood Street.
This is one of many old scrapbooks now available at the Whitmire senior center.
Senior citizens at the Whitmire senior center glance through history. Here, Julia Wessinger points to a younger picture of herself. She said she used to go on some of the trips with the ladies club just for fun.
The ladies glance through the books and reminisce about the good old days.
In the scrapbooks and mementos was a U.S. Army draft card for Ralph Caldwell. The Caldwells were the former owner of the house.
Julia Wessinger and Pat Hughes Osborne look at an old scrapbook at the senior center. Osborne said her mother was a part of the ladies club and a former employee of JP Stevens.
This is one of the scrapbooks illustrating a trip taken by the ladies club which was formed by ladies who worked at the old JP Stevens mill in town.
A group of senior citizens glance through history at the hold scrapbooks Emmitt Sherren brought for people to go through. The seniors immediately recognized names and places associated with the books.