Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
my grandma Grace made christmas plates and gave them away....homemade candies and cookies.... for the mailman....the neighbors...
they took them to businesses where they 'did business' like Jim's Building Supply. I was thinking at work that I would come home and make Christmas cookies, maybe even stick a few in the mailbox! but that didn't happen. I did have toast and scrambled eggs and baked potatoes, a strange but yummylicious combination.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
this was in the December 10, 2014 edition of The Mercer County Mirror. It interests me because my Shafer great grandparents (& other relatives) lived near Saline and I'm sure they were at this depot from time to time. and this woman and children could be a relative, or a neighbor of friend of a relative, or a friend of a relative....I love her hat! don't see a pile of luggage, so assume they are not traveling. sometimes I wish these old pictures had a movie reel with them...
David Beavers, a long time employee of railroad companies, collects old photographs of railroad related material. The one above is pretty interesting because of the of the people, as well as the look of an old time railroad station. In those days, a lot of the mail and shipping was done via railroad, as well as travel. I assume that the lady and the two children are waiting to ride the train to some location. I think the men on the left are railroad employees. This photograph would've probably been taken before the main line we are now familiar with in Mercer County was built.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
my great great grandpa J.C. Maxwell was a P.O.W. here during the Civil War. I want to walk thru it in person someday...
Confederate soldiers who were held as prisoners here during the Civil War are said to still haunt the complex.
my Aunt Mary left me a message on the answering machine....she had a friend who helped her get on facebook...and she is featured in a Vaile Mansion post! she did our tour Sunday!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
I remember those days, only all of the kids (even from other classes) took their little naps out in the hall and the teachers walked up and down the hallway, making sure we were all resting. I never could go to sleep! There was one boy next to me who wanted to be a cowboy and I wanted to be an Indian Princess. When the teachers were at the other end of the hall, he would tell me how he was going to capture me and that we'd live happily ever after! There was another boy on my other side who fell asleep every day on his back with his arms up over his head. Even then, my five year old brain thought, "How strange!" Yep, our teachers looked like the teachers in the picture!
(deb: if there was nap time when I was in kindergarten, I bet I took advantage of it....I never miss an opportunity to nap!!!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
certified copy stamped Nov 23 1982
handwritten at bottom: Clyde was working for Works Projects Administration. he was building roads with a mule pulled grader. Juanita was born at home on Easter Sunday.
this is fascinating....first, she gave birth to my husband. second....the form itself. list deformities. is child legitimate? wonder if this stuff is still on birth certificates?