Paul Harris and Jean Thomson Harris, alone at Comely Bank

A SILHOUETTE OF PAUL AND JEAN IN THEIR SUN ROOM

PAUL AND JEAN ENJOYING THEIR BEAUTIFUL SUN ROOM

"Jean is essentially a home girl, a lover of good books and of the wholesome things of life.  She and Paul spend their evenings, as a rule, in ďComely Bank,Ē reading together.  When it is Paulís turn to read, Jeanís busy fingers fashion garments for the fatherless babes that are born at Cook County hospital.  She has made hundreds of such garments during the course of years.  Had Jean been a different type, Paulís course could not have been as it was.  In her way she has made material though inconspicuous contribution to the cause of Rotary." Paul Harris

Jean and Paul at home where they observe "our ever changing picture of hillside, friendship garden, pines and spruce, gnarled oaks, Winter snow drifts, Spring flowers, Summer verdures Autumn colors, wary rabbits, impudent squirrels, quarrelsome sparrows, voracious starlings, raucous Blue Jays, Photo and text from "My Road to Rotary" by Paul P. Harris, 1947
THE PLAQUE OVER THE WINDOWS OF THE SUN ROOM THE SUNROOM PLAQUE THE SUNROOM WAS PAUL AND JEAN'S FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX

"...  tuneful redbirds, the milkman's flashlight, newspaper boy, mystic sunrise, plodding mailman, friendly neighbors, and at eventide gleaming headlights of thousands of gliding motorcars bearing wearing city toilers to the light, warmth and love of their homes." Photo and text from "My Road to Rotary" by Paul P. Harris, 1947

Jean is essentially a home girl, a lover of good books and of the wholesome things of life. She and Paul spend their evenings, as a rule, in ďComely Bank,Ē reading together. When it is Paulís turn to read, Jeanís busy fingers fashion garments for the fatherless babes that are born at Cook County hospital. She has made hundreds of such garments during the course of years. Had Jean been a different type, Paulís course could not have been as it was. In her way she has made material though inconspicuous contribution to the cause of Rotary. Paul P. Harris, "The Founder of Rotary" 1928, page 122

PAUL AND JEAN BY THE FIRE A TIME TO READ AND RELAX PAUL BY THE FIREPLACE PAUL AND JEAN BY THE FIRE PAUL WORKING AT HIS DESK IN COMELY BANK