Showing posts from March, 2011

Color on a Dreary Day

If you are like I am, you are tired of looking at snow so -- I thought I'd share a touch of color from a corner in our sunroom to help brighten a yucky day -- Enjoy - Orange -Clivia(Amaryllis family), Red- Impatiens, small yellow -Primrose, a Snake Plant, a Shamrock in bloom and a couple artificial "daffydils "and a pink something or other to add color. Can you tell my green thumb is itching for warm days ?

Lindley Memorial Park

Thanks to donations and proceeds from Old Home Day, a second bench has been purchased for the Lindley Town Hall lawn. "Once weather permits", the new bench will be located on the Post Office side of the lawn. A list of all who helped make this possible has been posted on the bulletin board by the Town Clerk's Office.

Again,--Thank You-- Everyone (I hope no-one's name was missed).

In conjunction with this, the Lindley Town Board has passed a resolution making the lawn a Memorial Park. Also,enough money was raised that a special fund to be used for future beautification needs of the lawn has been established by the Board.

You may have noted that the Memorial Chair for Ammon Titus formerly located at the Lindley-Presho School has been relocated to the Town Hall . Ammon served in various offices of the Town of Lindley for 40 some years; so it seemed appropriate to move the chair to the Memorial Park when the school closed.

Bic Van Duyne and Joe Connelly were enjoying the vi…

Dick Peer Article on Civil War Monuments

Reminder- This Thursday-- March 24, 2011, the Lindley Presho Historical Society is presenting a program -- Our Civil War Veterans 7 P.M. At the Lindley Town Hall.
Clayton's Steuben County History names 125 men from Lindley who served. Older Lindley names such as : Col.Morgan (Morgan Creek Road), Riffle, Herrick, Gordon ,Lindsley, Mulford, Seelye, Cook -(Cook's Creek-Tannery Creek) , Westcott,Watson (Watson Creek Road),Tremain,Thurber(Thurber Road-Caton) ,Vastbinder,Wheeler, Harrower, Hovey are just a few .

Descendants of some of these men still live in the area. Are you one of them?
I will have a notebook with names and information on many of these men available for reference . Many of these men are buried in the Lindley-Presho and Lawrenceville Cemeteries .

Those attending the meeting are encouraged to share information on their Civil War ancestors.

Also,of interest is the fact that the Corning monument celebrates 100 years in 2011 . Uri Mulford - descendant of our early Mulford …

Happy St.Patrick's Day

"May Your Pockets be Heavy and Your Heart Light.
May Good Luck Pursue You Each Morning and Night."
An Irish Blessing

Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting 3/24/2011

The Lindley-Presho Historical Society meetings will resume on March 24th at 7 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall on Rt. U.S. 15.
In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War ,the program will be Our Civil WarVeterans.
Those attending are encouraged to bring photos, records,memorabilia and stories about their ancestors who served in the war.
The historian's office will have information available on at least 125 men from Lindley who served in the Civil War

Note the date

I really appreciate the newspaper archives on line from Green Library in Wellsboro, Penna.
They are a great source of information to fill the gaps in Lindley history. As I read this, I had to chuckle not only at the language they used then but at the similarity of the present I99 financing .. just goes to prove history does repeat.
As I look out the window, I think the trusty old Woodchuck's crystal ball failed him this year.

Photos of future I99 were taken from former Glick Road near Presho- Sept 2010


Deepest Sympathy extended to all those that have lost family and friends.

So go free and run with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the Lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud
Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the time we did have
Your face will always be hidden
Deep inside our hearts
Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart
So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me

- Author Unknown

Clayton H. Bronson
Joseph D. Connelly

Diane K. Wilson

Glenn L. Kollhoff

James N. Nevins