Saturday, December 23, 2006
Mr. Herbert Puts Things in Order
THIRD WEEK OF DECEMBER 1976
The Clerk always loved people more than he did paperwork, and mainly the lawyers were those who were frustrated by his collection of cardboard boxes, and assorted papers. He came from the old school of carbon paper and was fascinated by the electrostatic copying machine, to the extent that he would make multiple copies of most documents, and it was hard to tell the difference in the originals and the copies.
Whether or not it was a request of the attorneys, the county made a contract with Kenneth Ricks, who operated a local cabinet shop at the time. The photographer caught Mr. Herbert in his old overalls (but also in his ever-present white, long-sleeved shirt) moving things around in preparation for the new cabinets, just in time for Christmas. The well-built cabinets are still in use today.