Thursday, September 30, 2010

Condolences to the Gregory A. Knapp Family

Leader(Corning ,NY) September 29, 2010.

Rochester,NY (Edited) Gregory A. Knapp 52 of York Road West died Friday ,September 24, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was plant manager for Friendship Dairy in Friendship. Survivors are his wife Colleen Fitzpatrick Knapp, four children -Patrick, Brenden , Connor and Chelsea . His mother Mary Helen (Stuart) Knapp of Florida ,brother Bruce and 3 sisters- Sandra, Marsha, and Pamela . Rector -Hicks Funeral Home of Geneseo, Services 10 AM Saturday at St.Mary's Church 4 Avon Road, Geneseo NY.

Greg was a Lindley native and the grandson of George and Helen Stuart( both deceased) .

The Stuart and Knapp families were long time residents and business owners in Lindley . Our thoughts are with them at this trying time.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Old Home Day

One of the attractions was the hayride from State Line Camping to the Presho Methodist Church. Thanks Brad- understand people really enjoyed the ride.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Old Home Day

Apologies to Irene Slater for forgetting to include her in displays for Old Home Day. Thank you, Irene . She brought a good supply of Lego blocks for the children's activities and the children who participated seemed to be having a great time. . Irene had conducted an after school Lego Club at the Lindley /Presho school until it was closed by the Corning Painted Post School District in June,2010. Hopefully, a new meeting place for her group will be found.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Review of Lindley-Presho Old Home Day

Intended to post something sooner,but think there is an old Pennsylvania Dutch saying that goes something like -"The Faster I go -the Behinder I get" That's a little bit how I feel -trying to keep ahead of Old Man Frost before he claims my garden and flowers.

Old Home Day was a great day-with wonderful weather, good attendance and financially profitable for the Church and the fund raiser for the second bench for the Town Hall lawn and hopefully a maintenance flower/tree, etc fund. It has been suggested that with the monument and benches that this could become a Memorial Park not only for the Veterans, but for remembering other local citizens. Old Rt.15 will be a thing of the past in a couple years and the river and hills in the distance present a wonderful scene.
Lots of thanks to all those who came, to those who volunteered-to those who set up and dismantled the tents., to those who donated items to the raffle/mini auction (Some of these were extraordinary donations ), to those who purchased items ( Thanks for your generous bids) and the people who took time to set up displays (Paul Mortzheim -old tools,John Fee,Henry Offermann-blacksmiths, Jim Lundgren-Indian Artifacts, Harry Pierce -1857 map And let's not forget the cooks and Presho Church members !! Special recognition to Dennis and Delores Smith for hosting Open House at State Line Camping and for loaning the huge tent. Also to the Fire Department drivers who gave up their Saturday to bring the trucks and then were up Sunday AM for a training class. Thanks -you are appreciated for all your volunteer time and efforts to protect us.
Thanks to Jack and Shirley Smith,Donna P. Marmuscak and Dan Pierce who held down the Raffle/auction tent . Who will ever forget Dick Pierce as auctioneer?
Thanks to Dennis Abbey for the great photo coverage , to Martha (Welty) Harder -clown and her balloons-face painting and to Eric Orr for the public address system.
Thanks to the" Schemers"--Sally Orr,Brenda Criss,Brad Drake ( who also furnished the hayless hayride, Fran and Fran(Tempel) Woodring,Jim and Sandy Lundgren,Karen and Dave Ballard,Dennis and Delores,Jack and Shirley Smith and others that we don't know about who provided the surprise of the day. You will always be remembered by Dick and I and our family for your efforts . The roses were lovely and we will treasure the award. Thank you.
Just know there is someone I forgot,so a thank you to all who made this a wonderful day of fun abnd memories
Thank you to the Hawbaker Comapany for the donation to help cover any costs for the day.
Thank you all again - Tonight at Historical Society meeting at the Town Hall -7 p.M.- we will live some of those memories again.
Kitty & Dick Pierce

Will try to post more pictures -another day

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Deepest Sympathy

Extending Deepest Sympathy to
the Colegrove and Harrington Families.
"Heaven is a place nearby, so there's no need to say goodbye."
Robert W. Colegrove
September 12, 2010
Leon M. "Yogi" Harrington
September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reminder Lindley -Presho Old Home Days 9/18/2010

Just a reminder to atttend Lindley /Presho Old Home Day on Saturday 9/18/2010

The Committee and State Line Camping have developed some interesting and novel ideas to make this a great day.

This is Lindley's 220 birthday year and 100 years since the 1910 Old Home Days. It's hard to believe all the changes that have occurred-( just look at the hill side on the West side of the river this summer -and the 2 lane bridge last October))))!!! What would the old timers think if they were here.

WETM TV says it will be a gorgeous day weather wise.

So Take time out from Saturday chores to enjoy the festivities , meet old friends and just have a good time.

See you there

Saturday, September 4, 2010

An Old Home Day celebration will be held on the Presho Methodist Church Grounds on Saturday September 18th from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Nearby State Line Camping will be hosting an Open House at the same time. State Line will be having a raffle and other activities. Food will be sold from the church kitchen during the event. Other events for the day will include an operating blacksmith forge.,children's activities , displays of a local Indian artifacts collection , antique tools , and other historical items as well as a demonstration by the Lindley -Presho Fire Department .A raffle and mini auction will add to the festivities .
The event is free and open to the public. Hopefully, many memories of growing up and living in Lindley will be shared.that day.
Hope to see present and former residents at what promises to be a great day for all ages.

Friday, September 3, 2010


We extend our deepest sympathy to the West Family.
There is no pain as great as the memory of joy in present grief -
Thomas West