Spotlight: Farmgirl Series: Debbie Tegart

You probably already know that Debbie is one of the Co-Hosts for our Farmgirl Friday Blog Hops.
Just in case you don't let me introduce you to Debbie Tegart, Farmgirl Unleashed.

Official Taste Testers

Good Morning!
     I hope all is well with you.

 Are they adorable or what?  They love to eat but if they don't like something they definitely will not eat it!

The Childhood Home of Melvin Purvis

Welcome to another of Hibiscus House Spotlight Series:  Melvin Purvis Hometown Hero

 Purvis family home
214 Main Street
Timmonsville, S. C.

Built by Jesse Keith a large land owner in the pioneer days of Timmonsville.  It was built in the 1800s, this was the home of the Keiths and McSwains until after the death of John McSwain, Sr. 

Then it was home to the Purvis family (Melvin Horace Purvis Sr. & Janie Mims Purvis and their eight children) for over half a century.
Melvin Purvis Jr., famed FBI agent, sold the house to Leon Yarborough sometime in the early 1940s. It was to be remodeled and converted into an apartment building or a hotel.

Several of our Timmonsville natives have information about the home.  Mr. Roscoe Fountain is one of them and It is believed that the Purvis Home was torn down in the 1940s.  A large grocery, hardware and farm supply store were built in the location.

Stan Gaddy another Timmonsville native says, " My dad and his father built a house on little Pee Dee river in 1954 and the front door was a door off of the Purvis home in T'ville. I have it at home now and will be placing it in a special place for keepsakes."   The door is constructed with pegs/dowels and inserts.  He had it stripped back to the bare wood and still has a handle face plate on it.

The columns from the Purvis home were placed in two more Timmonsville homes according to one of the long time residents.

One of the home's doors is on a classmate of mine's home.  It is his back door.

 Recycling and keeping history alive.

Today I am just sharing this home picture.  Melvin Purvis has been a hometown hero to most of us from this small town.  I will share more later.  This is a very hard story to get because there are so many tall tales out there and most are found to be untruthful.  One day I will find out more but until then here is his childhood home which was in Timmonsville, South Carolina.

Melvin Purvis G Man

Link to video in which Melvin Purvis was shown TV Show To Tell The Truth
Another video that I found interesting and shed some light on the J Edgar Hoover/Melvin Purvis situation among other things; click: 
The Secrets of J Edgar Hoover

Food Storage: How to Wax & Store Cheese

Do you like cheese?  I know if you followed me for awhile you know that by the amount of recipes that include cheese.  I found this video from Janie Pendleton an online friend.  
Brilliant idea and I can't wait to try it.  Friends out there that make your own cheese do you wax it?

Spotlight Story: Portrait Painter Brian Neher

     Hibiscus House would like to welcome Brian Neher to our Artist Series.  I first saw his work on Facebook and immediately it stopped me in my tracks.  I was in awe of this man's talent.  His work is so very special.  Don't you agree?  
     Brian thanks the Lord for the talent which He has given to him and for the opportunity to use those creative skills for His glory.

South Carolina's Weather State of Emergency

I'd like to say thank you to the people that go out of their way; risking their lives and safety to protect us all.  We are safe and for the most part warm in our homes.  Those who aren't have the assurance that help will come.  We know help will come because of certain agencies and dedicated people that give of their time and energy to make us safe in times of emergency.
So on behalf of all a great big thank you!

I'd like to also say thank you to all of their loved ones left at home to fend for themselves while they are away.  I can speak to that from experience.  When these emergencies come we the loved ones have to learn how to take care of certain things at our own home.  You do know that the odds of your loved one being at home with you when a disaster weather related or not are against you.
It has been my experience at least.  Would we, or could we change what our loved ones do?  No we wouldn't even if we could.  The person that is a policeman, security officer, fireman, rescue worker, lineman, national guard, doctor, nurse etc...has a passion, a drive to help others and that is wonderful.  It is also something we the people that love them have to become accustomed to.  Do we worry about them?  You Bet!  When they make it home safely, are we relieved?  You Bet!  Are we proud?  You Bet!

I can't forget my friend and mailman Frankie and his wife.
Mailmen are always out there in the thick of things.  Regardless of the weather.
Thank you!

I'd also like to thank our governor of South Carolina for declaring a state of emergency for  South Carolina.  I have no doubt that she and the agencies involved have saved a us from quite a few accidents and injuries from the storms here.  A pat on the back goes to the people of South Carolina for listening to the warnings.
Governor Nikki Haley

I guess that I'd better close and publish this post.  Everyone around me has lost their power.
Stay safe East Coast!
Thank the Lord for watching over us all.

My Babies Playing in the Snow!

Catie with Oskar and the boys.  Look at the smiles.

Brrrr it is cold but the kids and animals are having such a good time.  Join us please.

Hibiscus House Snow 2014


My favorite picture of the day.

Such quiet, peaceful beauty.

Thank you Heavenly Father!



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.