Rev. Alvin Brazee

By dhowell - Posted on 02 January 2008

Probably one of the best known persons in the Iron Creek area is the Rev. Alvin Brazee, who served the Iron Creek church close to 35 years. Now retired, he and his wife spend winters in Florida. He has always had a great appreciation for the old McGuffey Reader and brought many a Sunday School lesson to the children.

"There were no bright pictures in the books. They were not especially attractive but they were printed to teach the student and not entertain him," Rev. Brazee said.

He taught for many years in the Tecumseh Junior High School. During his lifetime he collected many old and rare books, but he prizes most the McGuffey readers used by his own parents during the Civil War days.