Brush Arbor Exhibit Will Be Finished Soon

The old brush arbor…how many times have I heard the stories? Heard about how someone found the strength to continue on right there underneath the shade of an old arbor? Heard of how the men in the community erected an arbor for a protracted gospel meeting?  Heard of putting the babies to sleep on a quilt there on the ground under a brush arbor?

The answer is many, many, many, so many, in fact, that while I have never once sat beneath a brush arbor, I almost feel as if I have and yet, just recently a woman older than I asked me to explain what I meant when I used the term brush arbor.  And that brings us to the point of the whole thing. Why are we erecting a brush arbor in the town of Comanche? So that people will KNOW what it was like before we thought we had to have padded seats, air conditioning, heating, electric lighting, etc. etc.

They might look cool and relaxed here, but Brent McDonald and Eddie Cox were a hot, dirty mess by this time. Building a brush arbor is hard work!

They might look cool and relaxed here, but Brent McDonald and Eddie Cox were a hot, dirty mess by this time. Building a brush arbor is hard work!

While Eddie carried the cedar up and placed it just right...

While Eddie carried the cedar up and placed it just right…

...Brent tied it all together.

…Brent tied it all together.

And we think that we don’t have time or that it is too inconvenient to get to a worship service today?  When we actually get right down to it, we are pretty spoiled, aren’t we?

This particular sign is an exhibit sign in Mineral Wells, Texas. It is very similar to the signs that will be placed beside each exhibit in Heritage Village.

This particular sign is an exhibit sign in Mineral Wells, Texas. It is very similar to the signs that will be placed beside each exhibit in Heritage Village.

And in Comanche, Texas, it is volunteers like McDonald and Cox who are making a tremendous difference in the how the town looks today for the future of tomorrow.

Here at United, we salute all of you who are making a difference in so many different ways for all of your towns as well!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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