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!