August 6, 2009
Dear Cathie, Jimmy, Richard
Your Mother and Father were both delightful. I grew up in Tiptonville and attended the Presbyterian Church where we were all in Sunday School together.
I first remember your Mother when she started carrying the rural route mail in early 1940's. This was because your father was in the service. My Father was postmaster, and I spent a lot of time at the post office as my mother was a clerk there.
Miss Catherine was the first female that I saw wear long pants. These pants helped to keep her warm in cold weather out on the "route" delivering mail. What a good solution that was to keeping warm.
Miss Catherine later taught me when I was in high school. I think the subjects were Latin and English.
Mr. James Neville taught me Chemistry. I looked forward to his classes.
Recently, when I was in Tiptonville, I went to church and had a short visit with Miss Catherine. I told her that my first memory of her was in long pants. She smiled and maybe connected with that long ago memory.
I hope to see you all in September and I certainly enjoyed the recent article you wrote in the Lake County Banner.
Nell Frances Campbell Scott