Folly and Sparks! Have a Joyful 4th!

Folly and Sparks! Have a Joyful 4th!

As I understand it, my great-grandparents’ marriage started off with sparks. Of the good sort. Just 17 years old, Bessie Lowe was bound and determined to marry James Smith – the young man of her dreams. It’s not clear whether Bessie’s groom-to-be was afraid to approach Bessie’s father about the marriage, but in any case,…