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Appreciate the Elgin Stories

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Appreciate the Elgin Stories printed weekly in the Elgin Courier.

I save several of the articles for my great-grandchildren—they all live in Tennessee and will only know about Elgin through these fantastic stories. They are very young now, but it’s a possibility that they will never visit Elgin, Texas.

Their great-great-grandparents (Byrum and Ida Mae Pate) and their great-grandfather (Tennie Pate) were all born and raised in Elgin. I came on the scene much later (1954). My two granddaughters and their children never knew the Pates since their death happened first.

Q&S Grocery is where we shopped and stocked up on Gerber’s baby food (1960). Storey’s Dairyland was the place that Tennie would take me for the very best pimiento cheese sandwich when I was pregnant (1960); to this day, I still eat pimiento cheese sandwiches. Tennie passed in 1963, and his parents many years later. They are buried in the Pate’s plot in the Elgin Cemetery.

If not for the Elgin Stories each week, my granddaughters, great-grandchildren and many greats to follow would know nothing about this great little town, so please continue these fantastic stories, and my thanks to everyone that has written a story about Elgin for all of us to enjoy.

Jeanette Waters

Temple, Texas