Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

     From  an Old Postcard Mailed with a 1 Cent Stamp !!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

School Buses & Early Transportation of Students

 Central School @ Lindley- Was Located near Wetlands-Lindley Rd.
(Was Last seen before -1972 Flood ) 
I really appreciate it when someone sends new information about Lindley history.
 I received the following note from Durland Weale with additional information to the Lindley History
"Lindley-  Looking Back -200 years- 1900 " about Lindley school bus transportation .
"First pupil transportation to high school from Lindley was Fall of 1930. Ruth Weale bought a 1930 4 door Sedan to transport Lawrence Toby ,Dexter Eastwood(?), Evelyn, Eleanor,Margaret Toby  and Marion Weale to Northside High School Daily .
Fall of 1931,  William Ayres bought a Chevrolet dual wheel bus with seats arranged lengthwise of the yellow vehicle.
Fall of 1936, William Ayres purchased a Reo larger bus -green and white for daily trips to Painted Post and Northside High School . Mrs. Ayres assisted."
The Lindley history states Harlo Harris started the present Harris School bus business in 1939. Many of us have fond memories of riding with  Harlo on his "Blue" bus to Painted Post and Northside High Schools.  And if we were good -in the summer-- we 'got' to stop at Dann's Dairy for a 15 cent double dip ice cream cone on Wednesdays..  
Those were the Good Old Days
Thanks Durland for sharing the information and bringing back memories of riding Harlo's bus.
In case you haven't discovered them ,there are several photos of the old Lindley Schools and  students on display in the Lindley Town Hall.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lindley Historical Society Meeting

Some roads on 2005 map  no longer exist  and new maps will show new roads when I 99
is completed in ( 2013. ???? )
The Lindley-Presho Historical Society meetings will resume on Thursday March 28th 7:00 the Lindley Town Hall on Rt. 15.  The program is a display of aerial maps of Lindley taken in June 1955. (weather permitting)
Meetings are free and  public is invited.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

From an Old Postcard
Some Irish Wishes
Some Irish Wishes
Here's to a fellow who  smiles
When life runs along like a song
And here's to the lad who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong.

As You slide down the bannister of life
May the splinters never point the wrong way.

Never iron a 4 leaf clover
because you don't want to press your luck!!

May you live as long as You want and
Never want as long as you live.

There are 2 kinds of people in this world, the Irish and
those who wish they were..

  Top O' the Mornin to You  and   Happy St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Methodist Campground at Presho Question

I found the answer to my question on the August 5th ,2011" Blog  Post "about the location of the Methodist Campground in Presho and posted it under comments for that article.  By clicking on sidebar for  2011  - August, you can read comments being made between a reader and myself pertaining to events that occurred in this area. It's nice to know the blog was able to assist a reader's family and nice to know that the answer was in Uri's book all along.
Now if I just had time to read all the book and retain what I read.
History can be fun!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Elbert Bickley (Bick)Van Duyne

.It is with sadness that we report the passing of Bick )
We will miss his cheerful, friendly manner and his passion for his antique cars.

VAN DUYNE, Elbert Bickley (Bick)

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
VAN DUYNE, Elbert Bickley (Bick), July 2, 1923 - March 6, 2013. Survived by wife, Betty Phillips; one daughter, two sons, one stepdaughter and one stepson. Memorial Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Canyon del Oro Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Rd. Memorial gifts in his name to Casa de la Luz or charity of your choice. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.
(Copied from the Internet -Kitty)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

More I 99 Construction Photos

Top 2 Photos Watson Creek Bridge Construction
I took these from corner of Watson Ck Rd. and Rt 15 last week 3/5 /2013
Bottom 3 are Morgan Creek taken by  Dennis Abbey in Feb. 2013
 Completion of I 99 is eagerly awaited !!!! 

Abbey Photos of Watson Creek I 99 Bridge

Watson Creek Bridge   Looking North
Looking South toward Watson  Creek
Toby Home  -

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dennis Abbey Photos of Lindley from Above I 99

             3-8-2013  Lindley from the Hill on I99
Enjoy the photos that Dennis took on hill above the" Narrows-Rocks" looking south
Thank you- Dennis
 That is quite a hike up that hill.
***(Now that I have figured out this new computer ( I think) -Will share others that he has taken..)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

This and That

 A copy of this photo was donated by the late Don Swan.

From August 13, 1920 Elmira Advertiser
   All kinds of automobile reports are current. The latest is that the Maxwell and Chalmers Motor Companies have been absorbed by the interests of John N. Willys and that other companies are to be absorbed maybe, financially placing the automobile business in about  three hands, the syndicate represented by Willys, General Motors and Ford.
( Do  I  remember reading  something about General Motors moving their headquarters to China recently?? )
Time Marches On---