“I’m not a come here, I am a brought here, and I love Mathews,” was Sue Garrett’s reply when asked where she was from. “I’m a mountain girl who lived on a farm.”
Sue grew up in the town of Elkton, caring for the farm animals and milking the cows, and working together with her mother who did the farming, gardening and cooking. “I really didn’t do much cooking until I got married.”
Following graduation, Sue moved to Richmond where she studied to become a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital. While working at the hospital, Sue met the man who would become her husband.
“I was home for the weekend. There were two friends who were also home for the weekend. Talking with them I asked if I might ride back to Richmond with them. Their reply was they had ridden up with another friend but would ask if it was okay. The answer was yes. The driver was Wayne Garrett. Reaching home, I gave my thanks and told him when he returned, I would have a jar of apple butter for him. He really did n...
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