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  • Fred Stokes
    Bob, Thanks so much for sharing the Falkland Hwy album with this group. It is especially meaningful to me to know that it exists because before your post and
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 9, 2010
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      Bob,
      Thanks so much for sharing the "Falkland Hwy" album with this group. It is especially meaningful to me to know that it exists because before your post and even though I have been a member of this group for 1-2 years, I never knew of the albums existence. My mother, Edna Whitehurst Lewis, her parents C. W. & Grizzelle Whitehurst, and her siblings lived for many years in the "Tyson House" a few hundred yards west of the Gus Forbes house. In fact, I wish you would change the description to read "Tyson/Whitehurst House" because it was owned by the Whitehurst family from the late 1800s until the 1980s. The album has special meaning to me because these were my grandparents, uncles, and aunts and even though I grew up in Greenville, I spent much time at the house and in the community as a young boy.

      You and I are distantly related as my great-great aunt was Anastacia Christman Forbes (married to Alfred Archibald Forbes). My great-great grandmother was Elisiff (Lissie) Christman Watson. According to information I have, Lissie was buried in the Forbes Cemetery in 1906 although I didn't see a picture of her grave marker in your photographs.

      Thanks again for your information.

      Alfred "Fred" C. Stokes
      Blowing Rock, NC

      "Some of you may have received auto-email updates RE: new photos from this Yahoo group's website, so I thought I'd offer an explanation for the new ones I've posted, most of them in the "Falkland Hwy" folder referenced above. I grew up in the Rock Spring area of Falkland Hwy (NC Hwy 43) about 4 mi. NW of Greenville, and have always been fascinated by the history of the locality and specifically that road, which is one of the oldest roads in eastern NC.

      This photo collection mostly consists of shots I've snapped in the past few years, supplemented by some historical b/w photos from my family files and a few other sources mostly uncovered by Bill Kittrell. The photos are somewhat in order of the road's route that starts in Edgecombe County near Pitt County border and follows the road toward Greenville concluding at the famous B's BBQ restaurant, which is about to close due to the road widening. So much of this history is now disappearing before our eyes, that I've felt the need to document some of it in this photo collection. Most of them do not have descriptions yet, but I am adding descriptions as I get time, so pls be patient.

      Cheers,

      Bob Forbes
      bforbes@..."
    • Paula Baker
      I really enjoyed the pics too. Sent from my iPhone ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 7 , Sep 9, 2010
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        I really enjoyed the pics too.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Sep 9, 2010, at 9:43 AM, Fred Stokes <acstokes@...> wrote:

        > Bob,
        > Thanks so much for sharing the "Falkland Hwy" album with this group. It is especially meaningful to me to know that it exists because before your post and even though I have been a member of this group for 1-2 years, I never knew of the albums existence. My mother, Edna Whitehurst Lewis, her parents C. W. & Grizzelle Whitehurst, and her siblings lived for many years in the "Tyson House" a few hundred yards west of the Gus Forbes house. In fact, I wish you would change the description to read "Tyson/Whitehurst House" because it was owned by the Whitehurst family from the late 1800s until the 1980s. The album has special meaning to me because these were my grandparents, uncles, and aunts and even though I grew up in Greenville, I spent much time at the house and in the community as a young boy.
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        > You and I are distantly related as my great-great aunt was Anastacia Christman Forbes (married to Alfred Archibald Forbes). My great-great grandmother was Elisiff (Lissie) Christman Watson. According to information I have, Lissie was buried in the Forbes Cemetery in 1906 although I didn't see a picture of her grave marker in your photographs.
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        > Thanks again for your information.
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        > Alfred "Fred" C. Stokes
        > Blowing Rock, NC
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        > "Some of you may have received auto-email updates RE: new photos from this Yahoo group's website, so I thought I'd offer an explanation for the new ones I've posted, most of them in the "Falkland Hwy" folder referenced above. I grew up in the Rock Spring area of Falkland Hwy (NC Hwy 43) about 4 mi. NW of Greenville, and have always been fascinated by the history of the locality and specifically that road, which is one of the oldest roads in eastern NC.
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        > This photo collection mostly consists of shots I've snapped in the past few years, supplemented by some historical b/w photos from my family files and a few other sources mostly uncovered by Bill Kittrell. The photos are somewhat in order of the road's route that starts in Edgecombe County near Pitt County border and follows the road toward Greenville concluding at the famous B's BBQ restaurant, which is about to close due to the road widening. So much of this history is now disappearing before our eyes, that I've felt the need to document some of it in this photo collection. Most of them do not have descriptions yet, but I am adding descriptions as I get time, so pls be patient.
        >
        > Cheers,
        >
        > Bob Forbes
        > bforbes@..."
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      • Carol Singh
        Dear Bob,      Your photographs are absolutely stunning. You are an incredibly gifted photographer. I have enjoyed your album very much. Your images are
        Message 3 of 7 , Sep 11, 2010
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          Dear Bob,
               Your photographs are absolutely stunning. You are an incredibly gifted photographer. I have enjoyed your album very much. Your images are so real that before I know it, I find myself inside them living in the moments they capture. They break the time barrier in a way that nothing else I have ever experienced has done.
              A family member owned the Proctor hotels. This piece of family history makes the inclusion of the hotel in your album especially dear to me. From the response to your postings, I realize that others share similar feelings of gratitude to you for giving them back their families through the memories your photographs inspire.
              Thanks, Carol
          --- On Thu, 9/9/10, rh_forbes <bforbes@...> wrote:


          From: rh_forbes <bforbes@...>
          Subject: [genpcncfir] New photos in "Falkland Hwy" album on genpcncfir Yahoo groups website
          To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 9:14 AM


           



          Some of you may have received auto-email updates RE: new photos from this Yahoo group's website, so I thought I'd offer an explanation for the new ones I've posted, most of them in the "Falkland Hwy" folder referenced above. I grew up in the Rock Spring area of Falkland Hwy (NC Hwy 43) about 4 mi. NW of Greenville, and have always been fascinated by the history of the locality and specifically that road, which is one of the oldest roads in eastern NC.

          This photo collection mostly consists of shots I've snapped in the past few years, supplemented by some historical b/w photos from my family files and a few other sources mostly uncovered by Bill Kittrell. The photos are somewhat in order of the road's route that starts in Edgecombe County near Pitt County border and follows the road toward Greenville concluding at the famous B's BBQ restaurant, which is about to close due to the road widening. So much of this history is now disappearing before our eyes, that I've felt the need to document some of it in this photo collection. Most of them do not have descriptions yet, but I am adding descriptions as I get time, so pls be patient.

          Cheers,

          Bob Forbes
          bforbes@...











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        • rh_forbes
          Aw shucks, but thanks Carol:-) The story behind my rush to post these photos is that my home computer starting acting funny a week or so ago, and feeling that
          Message 4 of 7 , Sep 12, 2010
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            Aw shucks, but thanks Carol:-) The story behind my rush to post these photos is that my home computer starting acting funny a week or so ago, and feeling that it might be under virus attack, I wanted to store some of my favorite photos somewhere else "safe" in case my files got wiped out. Well, sure enough, the infamous "Security Suite" virus shut the computer down Fri. night and it took me most of yesterday plus ~$100 to get in line w/ McAfee for one of their specialists over in India to take over my computer and rid it of the disease. We finally declared victory about 1 AM this morn, and I'm on the road again, having upgraded security (another $100 or so), I wouldn't wish that nasty bug on anybody... :-(

            There's a story behind each one of the photos I have posted. I took most of the current ones, but there are also some old b/w photos from my family files as well as the Belle Hearne Harris papers (distant relative who grew up on Falkland Hwy ca. 1900) that Bill Kittrell has been painstakingly reviewing. Each photo description allows for 3-4 sentences of each photo's story to be told, and I'm about half-way thru the biggest album, which is the one on Falkland Hwy. So you & others may want to check back when you get a chance and read the descriptions as they will help bring meaning to the photos. One other tip I have for viewing them is to click on the "Large" or "Original" photo settings to see some more detail.

            Ron Carnighan, Marketing Director for SpringShire Retirement Community which is being planned close to my family farm, prevailed upon me to write an article about the history of the area for their newsletter, and I posted it in the "Files" folder on this website. Also I'm working on a presentation he wants me to give to folks who are interested in SpringShire, which we are trying to schedule for late October in Greenville. More on that later for those interested.

            Have a good week!

            Bob Forbes
            bforbes@...

            --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
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            > Dear Bob,
            >      Your photographs are absolutely stunning. You are an incredibly gifted photographer. I have enjoyed your album very much. Your images are so real that before I know it, I find myself inside them living in the moments they capture. They break the time barrier in a way that nothing else I have ever experienced has done.
            >     A family member owned the Proctor hotels. This piece of family history makes the inclusion of the hotel in your album especially dear to me. From the response to your postings, I realize that others share similar feelings of gratitude to you for giving them back their families through the memories your photographs inspire.
            >     Thanks, Carol
            > --- On Thu, 9/9/10, rh_forbes <bforbes@...> wrote:
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            > From: rh_forbes <bforbes@...>
            > Subject: [genpcncfir] New photos in "Falkland Hwy" album on genpcncfir Yahoo groups website
            > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
            > Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 9:14 AM
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            > Some of you may have received auto-email updates RE: new photos from this Yahoo group's website, so I thought I'd offer an explanation for the new ones I've posted, most of them in the "Falkland Hwy" folder referenced above. I grew up in the Rock Spring area of Falkland Hwy (NC Hwy 43) about 4 mi. NW of Greenville, and have always been fascinated by the history of the locality and specifically that road, which is one of the oldest roads in eastern NC.
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            > This photo collection mostly consists of shots I've snapped in the past few years, supplemented by some historical b/w photos from my family files and a few other sources mostly uncovered by Bill Kittrell. The photos are somewhat in order of the road's route that starts in Edgecombe County near Pitt County border and follows the road toward Greenville concluding at the famous B's BBQ restaurant, which is about to close due to the road widening. So much of this history is now disappearing before our eyes, that I've felt the need to document some of it in this photo collection. Most of them do not have descriptions yet, but I am adding descriptions as I get time, so pls be patient.
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          • LdMel1@aol.com
            Can these also be seen on the Rootsweb site for Pitt County? I do not have a connection to Yahoo. God Bless, Linda ... From: rh_forbes
            Message 5 of 7 , Sep 12, 2010
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              Can these also be seen on the Rootsweb site for Pitt County? I do not have a connection to Yahoo.


              God Bless,
              Linda



              -----Original Message-----
              From: rh_forbes <bforbes@...>
              To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sun, Sep 12, 2010 1:02 pm
              Subject: [genpcncfir] Re: New photos in "Falkland Hwy" album on genpcncfir Yahoo groups website






              Aw shucks, but thanks Carol:-) The story behind my rush to post these photos is that my home computer starting acting funny a week or so ago, and feeling that it might be under virus attack, I wanted to store some of my favorite photos somewhere else "safe" in case my files got wiped out. Well, sure enough, the infamous "Security Suite" virus shut the computer down Fri. night and it took me most of yesterday plus ~$100 to get in line w/ McAfee for one of their specialists over in India to take over my computer and rid it of the disease. We finally declared victory about 1 AM this morn, and I'm on the road again, having upgraded security (another $100 or so), I wouldn't wish that nasty bug on anybody... :-(

              There's a story behind each one of the photos I have posted. I took most of the current ones, but there are also some old b/w photos from my family files as well as the Belle Hearne Harris papers (distant relative who grew up on Falkland Hwy ca. 1900) that Bill Kittrell has been painstakingly reviewing. Each photo description allows for 3-4 sentences of each photo's story to be told, and I'm about half-way thru the biggest album, which is the one on Falkland Hwy. So you & others may want to check back when you get a chance and read the descriptions as they will help bring meaning to the photos. One other tip I have for viewing them is to click on the "Large" or "Original" photo settings to see some more detail.

              Ron Carnighan, Marketing Director for SpringShire Retirement Community which is being planned close to my family farm, prevailed upon me to write an article about the history of the area for their newsletter, and I posted it in the "Files" folder on this website. Also I'm working on a presentation he wants me to give to folks who are interested in SpringShire, which we are trying to schedule for late October in Greenville. More on that later for those interested.

              Have a good week!

              Bob Forbes
              bforbes@...

              --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
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              > Dear Bob,
              >     Your photographs are absolutely stunning. You are an incredibly gifted photographer. I have enjoyed your album very much. Your images are so real that before I know it, I find myself inside them living in the moments they capture. They break the time barrier in a way that nothing else I have ever experienced has done.
              > Â Â Â A family member owned the Proctor hotels. This piece of family history makes the inclusion of the hotel in your album especially dear to me. From the response to your postings, I realize that others share similar feelings of gratitude to you for giving them back their families through the memories your photographs inspire.
              > Â Â Â Thanks, Carol
              > --- On Thu, 9/9/10, rh_forbes <bforbes@...> wrote:
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              > From: rh_forbes <bforbes@...>
              > Subject: [genpcncfir] New photos in "Falkland Hwy" album on genpcncfir Yahoo groups website
              > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
              > Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 9:14 AM
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              > This photo collection mostly consists of shots I've snapped in the past few years, supplemented by some historical b/w photos from my family files and a few other sources mostly uncovered by Bill Kittrell. The photos are somewhat in order of the road's route that starts in Edgecombe County near Pitt County border and follows the road toward Greenville concluding at the famous B's BBQ restaurant, which is about to close due to the road widening. So much of this history is now disappearing before our eyes, that I've felt the need to document some of it in this photo collection. Most of them do not have descriptions yet, but I am adding descriptions as I get time, so pls be patient.
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              > Bob Forbes
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