Bows

It was Christmas time 1960 when Henry’s daughter, Harriet McMillan, set out a bale of straw on Gore, then tied it up with a pretty red ribbon in hopes that folks passing by would come in to the stable for Christmas wreaths and holly. That is how, years ago, the Christmas Store in Rolling Ridge began. You can still see the old stable with 2 foot thick limestone walls, quarried nearby in a previous century. Ceiling and floor joists are oak timbers, a foot thick, that sit on hand-forged steel plates. You can still get a hand-tied bow by Henry’s great-granddaughter, Lynn, with the ribbon chosen from the hundreds’ of textures and colors.