Monday, March 28, 2016

How She Saved the Jewels

When the Yankees came back in April 1865, Selma residents had to figure
 out ways to save their things of value. For the Hobbs family,
 that meant securing the silver and fine jewelry from their downtown store.
 Before Wilson's Raiders arrived on April 2, Mrs. Hobbs spent many evenings 
sewing the good jewelry into her petticoats and hid the silver
 in her home's weatherboarding. 

Then when the invaders came knocking on her door in search of valuables,
 she cooperated....serving plenty of costume jewelry upon a platter! 

Hear her story and many more from the residents of Old Live Oak Cemetery
 next March at the 2017 Historic Selma Pilgrimage!

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6 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

good for her, smart lady!

Ann said...

Pretty amazing history there and I'm a Red Hatter too. It would be such a fun activity for an outing.
Ann

LV said...

What an informative post. I enjoyed it. Never was good at history, but thought this very interesting.

Jeanne said...

Hi Janet, I loved this story and thank you for sharing it on blue Monday. Love the photo too. You had fun with this post.

Thank you for joining Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor.
xo
Jeanne

William Kendall said...

Quite ingenious... and what a dress!

Joy H said...

Great to learn something new today and I love that blue dress!
Joy @ Books and Life