Village Wisdom: Anchors Series on Riehlife

“Anchors” refers to the people in the Melville community that were the heart of it as my father Erwin A. Thompson grew up and as he listened to the stories of older generations of the legends that were our heritage.

Here is a showcase of what Pop likes to call the “anchors” of the community in his memory and lifetime.

These anchors include:

–E. A. Riehl, who helped build the Melville Congregational Church, even though he was not a church-going man…because he believed that a community needed a church.

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