From: CGGLADNEY@aol.com
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 13:47:26 EDT
Subject: Re: (no subject)
To: joe@joepayne.org

You know the Baumgardner house (which set just a block up Church Street - torn down to build what use to be the Claiborne Board of Education Building - logs used to build log house behind Hugh Hardin house) was a log house underneath. I find that in its self interesting. I have been looking at your site all morning and enjoying. You need to do it a little at a time too much knowledge otherwise. As of today I am retired so we might see you this summer. Another interesting thing I have grandfather Payne pistol that dad got from Hazel McNeely It seem Fielden was deputy under our grandfather.

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 11:23:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Joe Payne"
Subject: Re: (no subject)
To: CGGLADNEY@aol.com
Millie,

That is very, very interesting. One day I was in Claiborne Bank sometime in the 1970's. Glenn Yoakum, whose daughter Eleanor is tearing the house down, called me into his office and shut the door. He offered me a seat and he went around and sat down at his big desk. This was in the new bank on main street. Glenn opened his desk drawer and pulled out this old antique looking gun and laid it on his desk. I gasped for air and asked what he was doing. He laughed and said "Don't worry, your grandfather Phillips gave me this gun." He said that he took it from some "Darkie" who tried to kill him in Louisville. I knew the story and even had the hat my grandfather Phillips was wearing with a bullet hole in it for years. Glenn went on to say that during a bank robbery several years before he had remained in his office during the entire encounter but should any of the robbers had opened the door they would have been shot with that gun.

As bad as I hate to see the old house go I guess it is probably all for the best. We have no organized Historical Society or anyone who really much cares about the history of this place. Sad. Would really look forward to seeing you this summer. Have you still got the 1965 Mustang?

Joe