Dr. Earl Trevathan’s recollections of growing up in Fountain are regularly published by Calvin Mercer in his constituent newsletter.
The Earl Stories provide a glimpse into Pitt County days past. They do, of course, constitute only one slice of the past as seen through the eyes of one person, and no one person’s experience can capture all of history. In past newsletter editions I’ve shared some stories from Lucille Gorham, another great Pitt County leader. I sometimes asked her about her remarkable life. Mrs. Gorham was quite reticent to talk much about herself, however, preferring to talk about your life. We have many remarkable leaders, and it behooves us to treasure and heed their stories and lessons we get from them. In that spirit, here’s another Earl Story. –Calvin Mercer
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