In a recent Chasing Shadows article, Exploring the Chapman outhouse, we published a letter from Mrs. Visa Adams to an unknown merchant complaining about an incorrect charge to her name.
Apalachicola’s own Eula Rochelle read the story and immediately recognized the writer as a close friend of her sister, Missionary Catherine Robinson.
The letter read as follows:
December 13, 1954
I am writing you concerning this account you have charged me with. I have not ordered anything on account with you. I did order some curtains from you but I paid cash for them and I have the money order stubbs to prove that I payed for what I got. And have not ordered any thing else. I do hope you will get it straight.
Mrs. Visa Adams
176 5th St
Rochelle said, “(Visa) married Georgia Livingston’s brother Bill Adams, both are now dead. She lived on Fifth Street in a shotgun house, behind Mayor (Van Johnson’s) mother’s house, Engeline Johnson.”
The house has now been torn down.
Visa was godmother of Eula Rochelle’s oldest son, Larry Brown, but had no children of her own.
She was a member of First Born Church of the Living God, pastored by W.H. Willis.
“She liked to fish, she loved to fish,” said Rochelle.