The more you walk around downtown, the more you get to know the permanent fixtures that always seem to be hanging out on Fayetteville Street. There’s Dan who sells his drawings of buildings, Sherman who stands by the post office and sells jewelry, the hotdog lady on the corner of Martin, and who could forget, the “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Savior” guy (if you’ve ever walked up and down Fayetteville during lunchtime, you know exactly who I’m talking about).
Aunt Betsy was the fixture of Fayetteville Street in her day (photo is c.1913). Best known for her feisty attitude and the fact that she rode around town in a bull-drawn carriage instead of one drawn by horse, Betsy Holmes and her bull, Joe, were a favorite. Don’t think anyone has lived up to her high attention-grabbing standards since.