The walls of this 1837 home in Old Town have quite a story to tell!
During the War Between the States, its owner, S.F. Hobbs,
owned a JEWELRY store in downtown Selma.
A native of Maine, he became southern after he moved South
and served in the Confederate Army in opposition to his six northern brothers.
When Union troops moved toward Selma in the spring of 1865,
his wife (a true Southern Belle) hid the jewelry store silver inside the walls
of their home and sewed the fine JEWELRY into her petticoat.
Then when the Yankees knocked on her door, she kindly offered them
pieces of costume jewelry to take home to their sweethearts,
thus saving the silver and the jewels.
There is more to the story, and perhaps you will hear it
at the Selma Pilgrimage's Evening Tour and Reception
this Friday, March 20 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Linking to ABC Wednesday
where the Letter of the Week is J