For more than four decades, Charleen Tinley has mined remnants of the past from her back yard. Pieces of glass, whole bottles, metal, pottery shards. She saved them all, just as she saved the buttons from her grandmother’s housecoat, family photos, and handwritten recipes that she has transformed into elaborate mosaics and collages honoring and celebrating her family’s history. Charleen worked as an accountant for most of her life. She pays attention to the details. When she began digging up broken Homer Laughlin dinner plates (high quality china used in restaurants), she knew that she had discovered something – presumably a dumping ground for the old Forrest Ricker Hotel, which was located a stone’s throw away from her home on Kirk Place. This year, Charleen spread out her collection of unearthed treasures and listened to their stories. Piece by piece, she began reassembling them into something new: a mosaic sculpture she calls Roxie Ricker, an homage to the resort hotel Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company developed in the mid-1920s to cater to wealthy Northerners who spent their winters in Augusta. We look at Roxie and imagine the past: the fine meals served on elegant china, the pop of champagne bottles, and hotel guests dancing to the Black Bottom Stomp and Ain’t Misbehavin’. But, we also look at Roxie and think about the future: the individuals, businesses, and families we will serve in years ahead. And, just like Roxie with her beautiful Coca-Cola green and medicine bottle blue eyes, we know that the stories of Blanchard and Calhoun’s first one hundred years will shape our next one hundred years. We’re ready, and we hope you’ll come along for the ride.