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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 36 and final


This post concludes “WOOL TROMPERS”, making it the last of the excerpts from that book.  With that done, future posts will likely be few and seldom.   The Billings office had expanded by now to the point that there was … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 35


Don was our typewriter salesman from Billings and his territory included mine. He had gotten wind of what was going on and, knowing that my work was very satisfactory and appreciated in the rest of the territory, sent a memo … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 31


In 1948 Ray had an addition built onto the north side of the building , making a nice two-stall repair shop and converted the old one-stall shop into a parts room. With ranching and pulpwood harvesting, the economy of the … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 28


There were no longer enough children in the district to meet the requirements for operating a school and no prospects of any increase so the district was consolidated with the town district, #8. The Newlan Creek School was abandoned. The … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 25


It was also somewhere in this period of time that Daddy got a “buzz” saw and we no longer had to saw firewood by hand. This was a circular saw with about a thirty inch blade. To power it he … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 23


While there may never have been a better time to be a child, it was not so easy for a mother and housekeeper. I can recall my mother scrubbing clothes on a washboard in a tub. But even before she … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 22


If winter was enjoyable, then summer was pure paradise. With those long, warm days and a whole countryside to roam over with bicycling, swimming, fishing or just lying on the barn roof watching the clouds drift by. To tell all … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 20


Newlan  Creek School after it had been abandoned for several years. The woodshed  is behind and the barn is beyond the woodshed.  The woodshed was for keeping wood and coal to feed the furnace and the barn was shelter for … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 19


It was entirely possible for a teacher to have students in each of the eight grades in this one room, although there were usually some grades empty. Even so, the teacher had to somehow divide her time between several different … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 18


We were back home now but there was still furniture and other personal property over there to be moved home. In December Daddy borrowed two horses to put with Lightfoot and Ruthie to make up a four-horse team. Uncle Ned … Continue reading

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