Sunday, October 30, 2011

--Bank Interest

With all the publicity about banks and Wall Street, thought this Penny Postcard was worth a chuckle or two. Note the label.

What is life without a little humor?

Hard to read the postmark but has a 1 cent stamp -Looks like 1911

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hope Lindley residents will brave the snow showers tomorrow evening - Thursday October 27th 7 P.M. Lindley Town Hall and come out to meet the folks who are running for the Lindley Town offices on November 8th. This not a debate but a chance to actually see the people who are running. Without a school, grocery store or - -even the old Grange as in the "Good Old Days ", our days of knowing the candidates who are running for office have disappeared. Therefore, the L/P Historical Society invites the residents to meet and greet the 9 people who have agreed to introduce themselves to the local voters. Their talks will be brief and the audience will have a chance to ask a few questions after all the candidates have said their few words.
Please join us and meet the people who wish to be your local government representatives.
Hope to see many of you there . Some tasty goodies might even be served.

PS - In a few years, this will the view of the Lindley Hamlet from I99. How it will have changed!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

N.Y.C. Railroad Station Lindley NY

Found this picture on Facebook

Thank You Rich Martin

Friday, October 21, 2011

Condolences to the Hill Family & Smith Family

With Deepest Sympathy to

The Hill Family


The Smith Family

Neal J. Hill

Neal J. Hill, age 84, of Lindley, NY, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 17, 1927 to Guy C. and Betsy Finch Hill at the family farmhouse on River Road in Lindley. He married Marguerite VanEtten on June 23, 1950 in Ithaca, NY. They just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Neal attended Lindley Area School and graduated from Northisde High School. He owned and operated the family’s dairy farm, Hill Farm for a lifetime. He drove a school bus for Harris Bus Lines for over 30 years. Neal was a charter member of the Lindley Presho Volunteer Fire Dept. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and attending East Lindley Baptist Church. Neal cherished his family and visiting friends and neighbors on his Gator while delivering cookies. He is survived by his wife: Marguerite; a sister: Alta Drake; children: Terry (Brenda) Hill, Bonnie Schroeder, and Randy (Dee) Hill; grandchildren: Jessica Allison (Patrick), Kelli Schroeder, Brian (Tiffany) Schroeder, Ryan Pruden (Angie), Brittany Hill and Dylan Hill; great-grandchildren: Madelyn Allison, Ava Lamb and Peyton Baker; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents: Guy and Betsy; his brother: Ivan Hill; and his sisters: Vera Westmiller, Rena Terwilliger, and Luna VanEtten. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home in Addison on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 5:00-7:00PM and Saturday from 10:00-11:00AM with funeral service immediately following at 11:00AM with Rev. Sheldon Roblyer officiating. Burial will be following in Fairview Cemetery in Lindley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to East Lindley Baptist Church or Lindley Presho Volunteer Fire Department.

Madeline Smith

Madeline L. Smith, age 91, of Painted Post, NY, died on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post. Born in Corning on March 12, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Judson B. and Grace (Riffle) Kennedy.She is survived by one daughter: Suanne (Jerome) Smith of Summerfield, FL; a son: Robert (Penny) Smith of Mount Dora, FL; grandchildren: Kimberly Kilpatrick of Binghamton, NY, Matthew (Deborah) Smith of Painted Post, Michael (Melisa) Smith of Clayton, NC, Mary Katherine (Todd) Bieloski of Painted Post; great-grandchildren: Colin Kilpatrick, Carter and Kate Smith, Reagan, Kennedy, and Madison Smith, Owen Bieloski; and several nieces and nephews.Madeline was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Smith, and by friend and companion, Chester E. Randall in 2004.There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Presho Cemetery in Presho, NY at the convenience of the family.

The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend

He referred to the dates on his tombstone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke of the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between
those years.

For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on earth...

And now only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;

the cars .... the house... the cash.

What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard ... are there things you'd like to

For you never know how much time is left.

(You could be at "dash mid-range")

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real,

And always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more,

And love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a

Remembering that this special dash might only last a little

Poem By Linda Ellis

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

From the Town of Lindley Historian's Files

For a short time in 1939 and 1940 ,a young man named Rutty Passmore who lived on Morgan Creek Road in the cinder block home published a local newspaper. Most of the items were about the comings and goings of Lindley-Presho and Lawrenceville,Penna residents. Occasionally,he wrote about events occurring in the area. The following is one of these articles. At another time, I will copy his article on the 1940 flood. (Kitty )

Vol. III No.9 Thursday April 4th 1940

100 Years Ago

A weekly feature by W.Rutty Passmore

" I believe that a little over One Hundred Years ago pertaining to past floods would be timely considering last weeks high water.

In the Autumn of 1817, the Tioga Valley had what is known as the Great Pumpkin Flood .
At this time , the valley was scarcely populated and the settlements did not extend out of the rivers flats and when the water overflowed the banks ,it took away nearly all the late crops and produce. The pumpkins which were unusually large and brightly colored that year due to the rich soil of the valley and the extra fine growing season ,were very much in evidence covering the surface of the water as it raced down stream. That is where the flood of 1817 got it's name.

One amusing incident was noted about that flood. One family ,the David Cooks, the second David Cook ,not the first of Lindley which were on higher ground took in two families when the water forced them out. As the water raised ,the farmer took his sheep in his canoe and took them in the house and placed them in the attic of the one story house, the attic being nearly full of corn on the cob,not in a bottle. Soon the water entered the first floor and the families were forced to 'flee" to the attic. Three families, eleven sheep and an attic full of corn were jammed into the small space that normally would be large enough for either alone.

That same home has a sequel in the same inundation. The next day the water lowered and then raised again until the families had to abandon the second story attic,escaping through an attic window to a canoe. The sheep were like wise removed . They spent the night on a hillside a few hundred feet away. During the night 5 large stacks of wheat and oats floated off and went out of sight down the river. Later, they were found down the river in a field on Mulhollen's Island ,every stack right side up and not a shock missing. **

It is interesting to note that one flood following another by a day or so is not something new or of recent origin ,such as last weekend. At least one hundred and twenty-three years ago,it did that. Seems like there is nothing new under the sun ,especially if one looks at history. "


** Note from Kitty -( Before the days of combines and corn harvesters,Shocks were bundles of cornstalks or grain standing on end together in a field waitng to be harvested. On rare occasions any more they can be seen in a field of Amish farmers)

*** During all the rain and flooding recently, many local residents expressed their gratitude for the flood control dams in neighboring Tioga County,Penna.