Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q posted on our facebook page one day the question: “where would you send Bar-B-Q?”
Mark Dove, a SCNB fan from Wake Forest, NC, told us about his Aunt Brock and how he would send her a taste of North Carolina bar-b-q. The following is Mark’s story:
It starts with my aunt, Ms. Reba Brock. She has been a foster parent for over 45 years – fostering kids from infant to 17 years of age. During those many years she has fully adopted and taken on as her own about seven or eight of those children. Some of those children lived with her until they were 18 and were out on their own after high school and went to college. Two of the children she adopted were special needs children. Robert, with Downs Syndrome, is currently 45 yrs old and still lives with her. And Timmy, blind and mentally handicapped (with many other health problems), passed away a few years ago of kidney failure at age 38. Both of these kids have been with her from ages four to five years old.
Aunt Brock was residing in Surveyor, WV. In 2008 her house that she had been living in since the 70′s caught fire and burned down. Without enough insurance money to rebuild, my two cousins and I decided to donate our time and travel – using money only for materials, not labor, to rebuild. We can only travel on some weekends so it has been a long process but we are close to having it finished.
We travel from North Carolina to West Virginia about two weekends a month except in winter it shuts us down for about three months due to all the ice and snow they get there. With only three of us working on it, doing everything from framing to plumbing and all other trades, it takes a long time to rebuild. Thanks again the food! Sorry I couldn’t be there enjoy, but it fed many great people in my family.
Thank YOU for sharing your Aunt Brock’s story with us, Mark! The SCNB family was proud to send bar-b-q and more to West Virginia and they were kind enough to send a few pictures for us to share.
So, where would YOU send bar-b-q?