Mementos of Waxahachie Blacksmith Eulie French were recently donated to the Farm.  Mr. French was a blacksmith, welder, and steel fabricator with his own business in Waxahachie for forty years until his death in 1984.  Farmers especially needed his help in repairing their equipment and keeping it running in the field.  Mr. French’s son Gaylard French recently donated mementos of his father’s life and legacy, including a photo of Mr. French at the forge in his shop with area farmers who often came to get repairs or have custom items made, a photo of Eulie Franch with his parents (circa 1920-21) and the horse-drawn plow used for farming at that time, his Texas license plate “Smithy” from the year in which he died (1984), and his Texas Farm Bureau sign, “E. French – Blacksmith”.  Mr. French’s help with keeping the county’s farmers’ equipment operating is an important part of Ellis County’s farming history and the Farm is pleased to document and acknowledge that legacy with the display of these family mementos at the McKinney-Aday farmhouse.