"We need to start loving each other and stop hating. Be kind to each other.”

Willie Brandon, 2007

  
 

 
 

Special Memories

of his Granddaddy who lived to be 115 years old...

"He'd tell me all the time, he say, you know sometimes you get excited and go see a physician too quick. If you'd just wait, your body, will cure itself...he'd tell me that all the time."

of the Courthouse...

 "Well I guess I was about 10 years old that I first remember it. The balcony was in the position it is now but you came up on the outside. There was steps that went up and the door opened and you went in. They called it the "roost" back in those days. And I'd get to come to town onest a year in the fall when they'd be selling cotton and my daddy would bring me to the courthouse to see what was going on. We'd sit in the balcony and play checkers, sometimes have a checker game and they used to pitch horseshoes around in the front. And sometimes I'd get a chance to pitch horseshoes and maybe I'd get a bag of popcorn. Then I'd be ready to go back to the country."

the Courthouse renovation...

"I never imagined she'd look like she does today. That's the biggest thrill I got out of all of it. We should be proud of it. Because we've got something that'll be here for the next 50 years if we take care of her. If she gets the proper care like she's getting today, she'll be here a long time.

of the early 1900's...

" Tornado took the top off the Courthouse in 1913. I remember it...I was born in '06. It took the top off and layed it down in Shelbyville. I remember when the Titanic went down. I was just a young boy, but I remember it."

Special Memories continues