|Mighty nice peaches!|
From The Montgomery (NC) Herald:
Last week the Council Board of the Town of Candor ( "The Peach Capital of the World") declared December 1, 2014 as John M. Thompson Day. John Thompson is an 88 year old, 50+ year employee of the Town of Candor. The Council also renamed the central town marketplace in Thompson's honor.
Mr. Thompson, a life-long resident of Candor (pop. 839 at last count), dropped out of high school at an early age to help his father farm and has continued to do so, over the years, more as a hobby than as a way of life. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, and has been married 64 years. He now has a flock of grand-kids close by. Thompson is described as "the heartbeat of Candor"!
|Only in NC!|
When asked what was the difference between "the good and bad" county sheriffs, Mr. Thompson said: "The bad ones only gave folks two days notice before they came to...