Love the way this article, “BC Grew WWII Gardens” by Battle Creek Enquirer‘s Ryan Holland, starts off seeming to be a modern-day story, but is actually an oldie (but goodie!).
On mornings when the rain stayed away, George C. Eddinger Sr. of 96 Arthur St. would rise at 5 a.m., pack a lunch and walk three miles to his garden plot, which he had plowed himself by hand.
Sometimes passing motorists would give the elderly man a ride, but he enjoyed ambling through the cool morning. Born in 1853, he was no stranger to war, and he walked with a clear purpose. Continue reading