20 Years of Change?

The More things Change, the More they stay the Same!

Somehow we missed among other things, the 20th anniversary in July of this article about one of our beloved volunteers at Friends. Katie Rollins is actually much more than a “volunteer”. In so many ways she represents the soul & spirit of Friends of Paint Lick and the legacy of Dean Cornett.

We thought about adding a picture of Katie, but couldn’t decide if it should be a picture from 20 years ago or a more recent one. So for now at least we’ll go without one. Katie has changed (for the better) her appearance & a lot more. Maybe the word ‘experience’ would be better than change. She would be the first to say she is a lot wiser!

The Village of Paint Lick has changed the most in those same 20 years. Take time to read this article as it appeared in the New York Times, July 1991. Economic crunch is still with us; Uncle Tom’s is gone; thanks to Dr. John & his staff at the clinic, the healthcare in Paint Lick is dramatically improved.

As we remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this week try to include all the good things before and after which will surely give us all a better perspective.

Realted Post: Christian Ministry in a post 9/11 world.

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2 Responses to “20 Years of Change?”

  1. John Paul Todd Says:

    If you read this article at The New York Times, you’ll soon see that it is about much more…about Friends itself.

    “Here, there is Friends of Paint Lick Inc., an organization begun two years ago by a 73-year-old widow named Harold Dean Sarah Virginia Quinn Cornett. For $12,000 she bought a building next to the post office, having raised the $500 down payment from pennies that people put in a gallon cider bottle.” (we still have that cider jar)

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