Raise a toast to pioneer

The Editor, Re: The “Waking Up Whalley’s Corner” series of stories in the Now.

Of course “Whalley” is the best name for the area.

My great-grandfather was a businessman. He owned a gas station and general store. I’ve always believed our family name won the vote because they were well liked by the people in the area who frequented his business. I never met my great-grandfather Arthur Whalley. I did know and love my great-grandmother Hilda Whalley. She was proud of their history in Whalley’s Corner.

I hope the next time someone has a few words to say about him that they raise that cold beer or glass of wine they enjoy and toast, “Arthur Whalley, businessman and pioneer of Whalley’s Corner.”

I am a proud descendant.

Kelly Bowman

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