In 1863 she moved to Howard County, living around New London. Her grandfather was John Gano, a Baptist minister known as “the fighting parson” when he went from his pulpit to the battlefield. It was said he knew George Washington and baptized him in the Potomac River. With news of peace Washington had John Gano give a prayer offering thanks.
Also in the family was a prized rocking chair, which was brought from France to America before the War for Independence had begun. In this chair George Washington used to sit when visiting Mary’s family. Mary Gano Bryan Cobb died at age 100 in 1903.
While George Washington never slept here, there were two families in Howard County who had members who knew him, and both families were very proud of that fact.
Snowplows always going the other way
I want to introduce you to a new law. I call it, Ed’s Law.
Somebody or anybody else may have thought of this, but I have not seen it written, until now. Here it is:
When the snow is deep and the driving is bad because of it, and you really want a snowplow to clear your way, you will pass one going the other way. Happy spring!