A recent story about Jack County Treasurer Kim Gibby, and a decorative plate she received from her father in law, took an unexpected turn this week. In the story, posted on Tuesday (jackcountynewedition.com) Gibby told about how her father in law had found the plate at a yard sale in Taft, California earlier this year. The plate caught his eye because it was a Jack County Centennial plate, commemorating the first 100 years of Jack County. Having family from here, he took the plate home and waited for them to visit to present the prize.
Always looking for great human interest stories, the Jack County New Edition interviewed Gibby, then shared her story, which went to their Facebook page as well.
One of the New Edition’s readers noticed the story, and after reading it commented to see if the yard sale would have happened to have been in Taft, California. Turns out, the reader had an aunt that was originally from Jacksboro, but had married and moved to Taft. The aunt had become a widow and recently moved into a nursing home. The plate was placed in a yard sale, where it was found by Jerry Gibby.
It proved what we have heard for many years, in many languages… it truly is a small, small world.
To read the story, see the Jack County New Edition facebook page, where the story and comments are seen.