showed his generosity to Norton in other ways, like lending him a single shot shotgun to kill his first squirrel and sharing a plug of his uncle James Rish's
Brown Mule tobacco.
Norton left the diamond when "the world started spinning too fast," while Rish
, steady on his feet, developed a lasting taste for tobacco.
After bequeathing his shoeshine gig to Norton, Rish
pursued better employment opportunities.
...Rish graduated from Wewahitchka High School, then located in a brick building on Hwy. 71, and began running a milk route for Guilford Dairy, owned by James Guilford.
The property, located on 100 acres south of Wewahitchka
, became the first of many investments made by Rish
, who at the time of his
death had extensive holdings in Gulf County, Northwest Florida, Alabama and North Carolina.