Pioneer Museum loses matriarch

first_img Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Hands-on: Arts grant allows students to put hands on history Students at Pike Liberal Arts School wrote in handmade journals about the different thing children could do to help the… read more Bodiford was a well-known Master Gardener. She was a member of the St. Fiacre Garden Club in Crenshaw County. The garden club “adopted” the young women at the Troy Group Home and taught them gardening skills.Bodiford propagated and patented Alma’s Star Confederate Rose from the cuttings from five different hibiscus plant that she rooted in a Mason jar. A memorial service for Bodiford will be held at 1 p.m. today at Little Oak United Methodist Church near Goshen. The Pioneer Museum of Alabama has lost the matriarch of its homestead.The death of Alma Bodiford on Sunday left the hearts of many saddened and an empty place at the museum that cannot be filled.Bodiford was a longtime volunteer at the museum and was the “lady of the house” at the Demonstration Cabin for many years.“Alma was, not only a volunteer, she was our docent,” said Kari Barley, museum executive director. “She has years of training in the homemaking skills that she passed along to the children. ‘Miss Alma’ taught children about the daily life of pioneer women and children. She taught them how to cook on a wood stove and over hot coals in the fireplace. She taught them how to make biscuits and cornbread and how to churn. She taught them how to sweep the yard with a stick broom and how to hoe weeds from around the flowers. She showed them how to wash their hands in a pan of water and, then said, ‘do it.’” By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Friday, February 5, 2016 Print Articlecenter_img Latest Stories Bodiford moved “down the road” to the Reunion Cabin and the late Agnes Johnson very capably stepped into the role as “lady of the house.”Alma Bodiford was a longtime volunteer with the PIoneer Museum of Alabama. She passed away this week and a memorial service will be held for her today at 1 p.m.“Alma began to cut back her volunteer hours at the museum and the Reunion Cabin became ‘her’ cabin,” Barley said. “She was there for all the special events at the museum. She baked biscuits for our Syrup Soppin’s and decorated the cabin with live greenery at Christmastime. She made hot chocolate and hot cider for visitors during the holidays.”During the museum’s Old Time Christmas, Bodiford would be cooking in the kitchen or serving visitors in the ‘parlor’ while her husband, Calvin, would be across the dogtrot leading the pickers and singing with the best of them.“Alma was a dedicated museum volunteer and a very knowledgeable docent. She brought history to life for many students and relived it with our older visitors,” Barley said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Pioneer Museum loses matriarch Sponsored Content Skip By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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