I was just thinking……..& About Us

Listen to the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, do you hear the line being sung about the “The Grapes of Rather’s Store”?  Those are the words that were heard by a little girl in the early 1900’s.  Her name, Charlotte….my Mother.  The store was built in 1873 by her great uncle, Charles T. Rather, Sr.  

Eventually her Father, Charles T. Rather, Jr.  would take over Rather’s Store.


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