Looking Back

William Spence submitted this photo taken in 1955 of his sister and her husband and wanted to offer a brother’s point of view. On Dec. 11, 1934, a little girl was born and began her journey through life. It was a cold and windy day in a little town called Pleasant Hill, very close to the Virginia state line on Highway 301. She was born in a beautiful old three-story farm house. Her name was Mabel. She was not the prettiest girl at the beginning, but soon turn into a beautiful young lady with some tomboy tendencies. Farm life was not for her father so they soon moved to Roanoke Rapids. Mabel graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School and soon started working at the world famous Community Drive In. There she met the love of her life, Charlie. Once they dated they became one and would soon be married. Mabel would bless Charlie with a girl and later a boy. They grew up fast, were educated, hard working and both got married then went on with their lives. As the years passed, Charlie became sick and Mable became his guardian angel taking care of him day and night. After 66 years of wonderful marriage, Charlie passed away while holding on to the love of his life. Mabel held his hand and kiss him as he departed this world. Mabel knows one day she will once more lay down beside the love of her life, Charlie. The Looking Back featured photo will run in the Thursday/Friday edition of The Herald. If you would like to see your old photographs printed, please bring them by the office at 1025 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids. Photos may also be put into the dropbox, addressed to Tia Bedwell with a phone number and information. You will be called to pick up your photo. Photos may also be emailed to tiabedwell@rrdailyherald.com and must be at least 25 years old.