As we drove south on Norris Avenue by the old 1907 Museum (once the McCook Carnegie Library), my son, Kenneth Burton remarked, "That building was 100 years old in 2007. You should write this up in the local newspaper."
His remark prompted me on Christmas Day to recall that my grandfather, Randolph Arthur Winters, contracted and built this old ornate landmark 100 years ago.
Randolph Winters was truly a Christian gentleman with integrity. For example, once upon a time, he bid and underestimated the cost to build a church. To keep his word, he built the temple, using and losing his entire savings rather than going back on his word.
As you drive down Norris Avenue past the museum, I hope this old building will have a special meaning, as it does for me and my son.