The Day Erle Met Mary Margaret… Digital Painting February 2014The story of my grandparents meeting:
On a sunny day in the 1930’s, in Lemont Oklahoma, the downtown was the very embodiment of a vibrant small farming town. The Adams General Store was on the main street through the town and its owner, Robert Erle Adams, was inside tending to his family namesake’s business and asked his son, Erle W. to sweep the sidewalk outside Stepping out into the sun, Erle did his job as two young ladies happened to walk by, one of who paid little attention to the young man but the other did. The sisters, Nell and Mary Margaret Santee were spending the day in the town when they passed the general store when the older sister, Nell, turned back over her shoulder and said to her younger sister, Mary Margaret, that there was a handsome man behind them. Out of chance, Mary Margaret turned back and saw the man that would be her husband of over sixty-five years.