Barbara Sims Farmer
My Name is Barbara and I was raised in a small Coal Camp in
Pageton, West Virginia, one of many small Coal Camps in Mc Dowell County.
My Parents were Steve and Pauline Sims. I went to Elementary school at
Pageton, and Jr. High at Anawalt, and then to Gary for High School and graduated
with the class of 57.
I left home after graduating with the class of 57 and went to Norfolk, VA got
married and left W.VA behind but not in my heart. I have lived in
all four corners of the United States. and Alaska, Panama Canal Zone Republic of
Panama, & Udhailiyah, Saudia Arabia.
Sometimes I feel like the Hank Snow song, "I've Been
Everywhere Man" In my 57 Yearbook, They put beside my Senior picture "This
little Kitty plans to move to a big city." Well I did move to several big
cites however, there's no place like home, I try to get home as often as I
can, and love going down those country roads taking me home, it's the best
feeling in the world. Memories all come flooding back and I never tire of
seeing those beautiful mountains, that I call home.
I recently remarried in April to Bud Farmer from Gary, WV and
we are now making our home in Sebring Florida for the winter months and in
Bassett,Virginia for the summer months.
There's no place that I know of as beautiful as our West
Virginia Mountains and Hills as our State song goes, If or sea or land I
roam still I think of happy homes and our friends among those West Virginia
Hills. I just wanted you to know something about the way I feel about our
beautiful State of West Virginia, and I'm especially proud to be a Gary
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