I wasn't there, but I read in the Powell Valley News that Judge Joseph N. Cridlin was the grand marshal of the Christmas parade this year in Jonesville.
The newspaper article says in part:
"He graduated from Jonesville High School in 1929 and attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, obtaining his law degree. Cridlin credits his decision to become a lawyer to his father, George P. Cridlin, who began practicing law in Jonesville in 1901. . . . Cridlin began practicing law in 1935 and was appointed Circuit Court Judge in 1960, seving until his retirement in 1974.
. . . Cridlin also commented that he resides on his farm and enjoys 'coming to town' with his daily business duties conducted at Cridlin Law Office."