Thirty-seven years in the making, Hoopie Davidson's chess set is complete


July 20, 2023

Lizzie Thompson / Petersburg Pilot

Hoopie Davidson says finishing the chess set she started creating thirty-seven years ago "is a dream come true."

Before becoming one of Petersburg's favorite school bus drivers Hoopie Davidson started making a chess set, but she put that project on hold for thirty-seven years to better focus on her new job and on raising her family. After retiring in 2020 she turned her attention back to the project that sparked her imagination so many years ago and now she's glowing with the satisfaction of finally completing her passion project.

"This is my masterpiece," Davidson says, gesturing to the thirty-four inch wide chess board and the thirty-two brightly painted chessmen positioned on its shiny black and wh...

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Reader Comments(1)

Aaron Hankins writes:

Nice work Hoopie! Looks good!


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