Linda Masser Williams walking with grandad Christmas Eve to barn where lambs were being born. On the way back he pointed out the pleiades (stars) and told me when they were straight overhead at midnight it was Christmas Eve.
John Naylor had running water in his house before electricity came to the farm. He had a spring house and using a gasoline motor he would pump the water up the hill to a huge holding tank. The water would then flow down the hill. Thus there was running water in the house, a water spigot close to the hen house so the chickens could be watered, and two cement tanks for the animals that could be filled when ever needed. Sometimes the grandchildren would go swimming in one of those cement water tanks.
Nellie Naylor Masser (oldest daughter) remembers John sitting by a window in a rocking chair and reading his bible.
The family never had a meal without saying grace first.
Every Sunday after church John would visit his mother. When he came home, he and Ollie would go for a walk around the farm, hand in hand.
Nellie Naylor Masser remembers her uncle John Ison, then Superintendent of Sunday School classes at Mt Olivet Methodist Church in Buena Vista, Kentucky, placing his hands on John Naylor's head and saying a prayer as he passed the position of Sunday School Superintendent on to Nellie's father John Naylor. This was done in front of all the Sunday school classes.
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