Joined Apr 30 2011
I am married to Edward Bailey, One of the Bailey Boys that was mentioned in Mr. Tedesco's post in reference to Mr. Henry Talmadge.
The Bailey Boys Edward and Robert both knew Mr. Talmadge and Ms. Marks. In their teen yrs. had approached them if they needed odd jobs done maybe keep them in mind. After that brief introduction, they then got hired to do odd job's for Mr. Talmadge. Raking leaves, cleaning gutters, chopping and splitting wood, vacuuming here and there. Also Ed told me of the fun times he and his brother had they would climb the spiral staircase to the Bell Tower and they could see Two Guys from the tower during their breaks. Ed and on Robert,s sister Bernadine, also spent time checking on him from time to time and occasion cooking meals for him.
She in fact in one of her days of checking had come to find no answer and could not get the door opened, out of concern, she had called the police and when they came, got access it was sad to say the Ms Marks was found already passed away in the upstairs bedroom. Mr. Talmadge, had apparently fallen and was found on the floor to where he was then taken to the hospital and later in a nursing home where it would be the last time my husband saw him during a visit they had. Later finding out Mr. Talmadge had passed later that week on that week. The Bailey boys and their family became close with Mr. Talmadge and Ms. Marks and would spend time together at gatherings and have dinner together. The boys had the same birthday as Mr. Talmadge and would spend their Birthdays being celebrated together. The stories that Ed has told me sound like precious memories he has of Mr. Talmadge and Ms Marks and the times they spent doing chores for them. I had told him that he was very blessed to have been a part of Mr. Talmadge's life even though just a few years of it.