When You Have Nothing…

Comanche, 1880

…and you lose it all….In early October of 1880, fire struck as it so often did in Comanche County, Texas, this time at the residence of the Elijah Mullins family, which consisted of a wife and seven children.

As luck would have it, Mr. Mullins had sold a portion of his crop the day before the fire and purchased the family’s clothing and shoes for the year. He had about $40 left after making his purchases.

One day later, the family had no home, no clothing, etc., and no $40.00. Once again, however, the town was generous and raised over $60 in both money and supplies for this devastated family.

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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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