Humpday Throwback

Though no longer living, Uncle Hummy Rinaldo is remembered in the Donelson area. Humbert Rinaldo came to Donelson in 1884 when he was 6 years old with his father, Rineri Rinaldo, originally from Italy, and his German mother. He lived and farmed on his family’s 12 acres until his death Sept. 11, 1961. His property included the center of Donelson from Old Lebanon Road where the post office was found, the Carver building and the Fabric Shop. Rinaldo said in the old days that Donelson was one tough place, and he gave it another name, “Hell’s Hole.” PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONA TAYLOR AIKEN

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