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This is just a note to tell you how Kline, I, and all those that faithfully attend Callis Grove Camp certainly appreciate the wonderful job you did on the Callis Grove Camp article. It was very timely as just before the camp started. It took lots of time gathering the info although we know you personally knew lots of info about the old camp.
I remember before my mother-in-law Nadine Barnes passed away her talking about the old camp she so loved and how that was “The Place,” especially for young people as they would go on dates at the camp back when there was no air conditioning and no televisions to keep people home. The fire fell and people would come to watch. My husband also has talked about how he remembers as little kids they’d lay under the seats in the sawdust and how the lice and fleas would eat them up as when camp wasn’t on they let cattle and hogs run in there. What good ole days they were, she’d say.
Again, thank you for the wonderful article and the memories of yesteryear. Old Uncle Buddy Robinson stood in the platform and preached. Anyone who doesn’t know who Uncle Buddy Robinson is should go to the library and check him out. If Bedford doesn’t have the info I ‘m sure they can get it. It would be a trip well spent, a good book for the new library to have on hand.
Kline and Sara Barnes