Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

A 1920’s Love Story

Clyde Dawkins played football at Wake Forest College in the 1920s. And he had a first love… a girl named Gladys.

Of course, that was more than 80-years ago. And it was back in those golden days on the old campus when Clyde gave Gladys a black and gold Wake Forest scarf. Maybe it was so she’d always remember him. And she always did.

Although Gladys eventually married another man, she kept the scarf the rest of her life. And she always spoke well of Clyde Dawkins.

When Gladys passed away, her son found the scarf among her belongings… along with Clyde’s photograph. He kindly donated the items to the Wake Forest Historical Museum, which is honored to help preserve them.

As they say, old loves never die, they just move to a quieter place in the heart.

That’s the story of Clyde and Gladys.

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This entry was posted on July 21, 2013 by in Artifacts and tagged , , , .

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A lovely bouquet left by the Wake Forest Garden Club. WFHS tassel. We’re going through the collection and it’s fun! Downtown Zebulon, NC at night. Simply stunning. Want to know what today’s weather was like exactly 90-years ago? This 1928 Farm Journal was kept at Oakforest in Forestville and that day was “Fair and cold. Henry, Richard and I went to Raleigh today. Philo and Junior sawed and hauled firewood and then hauled logs to the same mill.” Many thanks to Barbara Massenburg for giving us a look at this very cool artifact!