Bones the Llewellin setter
George and Katherine Marshall loved dogs, so it’s no surprise that Katherine’s grandson Jimmy Winn loved dogs as well. He really wanted a dog of his own, so when he had a chance to break a wishbone, he wished for a dog.
That wish became reality when he got a beautiful Llewellyn setter puppy he named, somewhat appropriately, “Bones.” Bones grew into a beautiful brown-and-white dog with soft fur.
When Jimmy’s father received an Army transfer to Japan, Bones could not go with the family. Jimmy’s grandparents, George and Katherine Marshall, were asked to dog sit for several years.
Bones appears well-loved in photos with the Marshalls both at their home in Virginia and at their home in North Carolina.
Bones was also visited by Jimmy’s cousin, Tupper, to make sure Bones had some good boy-and-dog time.
When the Winn family returned to the United States in 1956, Bones happily joined his boy at the family’s new home at Fort Ritchie, MD.
Before becoming director of library and archives at the George C. Marshall Foundation, Melissa was an academic librarian specializing in history. She and her husband, John, have three grown children, and live in Rockbridge County with two large rescue dogs. Melissa is known as the happiest librarian in the world! Keep up with her @MelissasLibrary.