This afternoon the phone rang and my wife answered... after a brief conversation she handed me the phone. On the other end of the line was Ellie Price (BHS Class of 1951) of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of the Lucknow area of Lee County.
He was calling about the Paul Pope/CCC camp story I had originally posted in Natives back on August 7, 2006 and reposted just recently.
It seems that Ellie's brother-in-law, James Segars, who is married to his sister Louise, was in the same camp and remembers Paul Pope, the others in the camp and a good many stories about camp life.
We had a good conversation during which I promised Ellie that I would call James to get his version of life in the Civilian Conservation Corp in the early 1940's.
Later that same afternoon I received an e-mail from Ellie which contained a copy of a note sent to member's of his family, but before I get to that I feel I need to add something he wrote that is very interesting and may be the source for another story later on.
Ellie mentions his older sister Glenn Carter, who lives in Camden and Gilbert and Ruby Baker of Bishopville. Ellie claims Gilbert as a relative, explaining that they are first cousins on his mother's side of the family.
Anyway, Ellie wrote: "
Here is the entire e-mail James sent me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did