Fulfilling their dreams, right at home
Some people fulfill their dreams and accomplish great things by traveling far from home, like Marco Polo, Columbus, Lewis and Clark. Others, like Ray and Mabel Campbell, do it by quietly and courageously meeting a lifetime of challenges right near home.
Ray was a year and a half old when his mother died in 1929. He was raised by his mother’s parents, Will and Maggie Cowden, on their farm near New Wilmington. Except for a brief tour in the Navy, Ray lived his entire life on that farm. “My grandparents’ advanced age made a setting for living in the past,” Ray once wrote in a family history. “We lived in the country, dirt road, without electricity, and used horses to farm and for transportation.” [Read more…]