Here are Chester and Corrie Ford in their home in 1976. They were really dear people. Mr. Ford's health had failed and Mrs. Ford just doted on him all the time. She called him "Chet". I was working for Tweetsie Railroad at the time and every time she saw me coming to the house she would holler at Mr. Ford "Here Comes Tweetsie!"
Look at the detail photo and check out what magazine is on top of the stack in the lower level of the table next to the Fords. It is the latest copy of "Locomotive Engineer" that Chet has next to his chair to read.
Mrs. Ford had taken a bunch of photographs down through the years on her old Kodak camera. She made it to Tweetsie Railroad a few times every summer, and sure as the day she would always pop off a few shots with the old Brownie camera.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford were married 67 years when he "caught the westbound" in 1978. If they have any family or friends still around, I would like to hear from them. They are buried together at Monte Vista Cemetery in Johnson City with their son, Henry Romulus Ford, who was moved there from the Cranberry Cemetery.
What great people they were. I always think about them when I pass their Johnson City home on Spring and Maple Streets.