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Memories

Yes, I know I haven’t had a “Memories” article since Nov. 2, but let me explain. On Oct. 27 we received a telephone call that our daughter Arlene and her husband were cleaning the eve troughs on their house. The ladder tipped and she fell 12-14...

 

Memories

I will continue this week with memories of our neighbors, Frank and Clara Nies. My last article told of them getting a years supply of coal and wood from their own place, taking a month to fill the coal house. One day while uncovering the coal Clara...

 

Memories

Sorry it has been a long time since I have written a “memories” article, but it has been a busy fall with lots of activities. A short “rabbit trail” before I get back to writing about those old time special neighbors. The Days of ‘85 have...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    July 27, 2018

Memories

In this article, I am going to deviate from my memories of those special neighbors to my graduating Class of 1948. The Days of ‘85 are coming up and a few class members wondered if we could “get together” some way during that time. Some...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 18, 2018

Memories

In my last article about Frank and Clara Nies, readers learned of Clara’s early life, her education, and moving to Montana. The article also gave information about her teaching experiences in Calumet, Jordan, and the Mackenzie school, which at the...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 4, 2018

Memories

I would like to share one comment as I begin; Bill Lavell and Madlon Brence mentioned one individual, Lee Bair, recently in their articles and it brought back my memories of this man. As I remember, he had lost a leg and became a salesman. As Madlon...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 20, 2018

Memories

With my article about the Ekalaka Independent Basketball Tournaments giving information about scores, players, referees, businesses, etc., I never presented who placed in the top four during those nine years. I will include it at the bottom of this...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 6, 2018

Memories

I am going to throw several different memories of individuals, tourney games, and records during those tourney years into my article this week. My last article had information about Carsten Loken....

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 16, 2018

Memories

As I continued to referee for several years, I was included in the top rating as an official. I was chosen for tournaments — the first being a Class C District A Tournament in Sidney, MT. Almost every referee looks forward to working a tournament....

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 2, 2018

Memories

As time moved on, I decided I would like to work games other than just at Ekalaka. Individuals who worked sports activities belong to an organization called Montana Officials Association (MOA) and had groups in Miles City and Glendive. I decided to...

 

Memories

I was going to continue my articles on old and special neighbors, but decided to go down another rabbit trail this time. There have been a couple of individuals who asked, "Loyd, when are you going to...

 

Memories

I would like to continue with my memories of our early and special neighbors, but first I want to share about the reminiscing section from the Eagle dated December 15, 2017. In that section, there...

 

Memories

To continue on with my memories of our early neighbors including, Frank (Bun) and Margaret (Peggy) Castleberry, who had a home built up the road from us up to the north. Again, Bud Heckman and his crew were the builders, and I was included in a...

 

Memories

V. E. Figg and crew built our present house at its location of 521 North Central Ave in the summer of 1956. We added an addition in 1984-85. The agreement was that Phyl., and I would finish all the sheet rock and paint the house inside and stain the...

 

Memories

I would like to finish my articles about Bob Renshaw and his family. He has such a detailed account of their homestead days and activities of people during those years. Renshaw even tells of his years in the court house as the clerk and recorder. In...

 

Memories

We have been gone to Idaho to visit our daughter Arlene and family, so there no articles. I want to (must) share a couple of experiences that I had on the way to Twin Falls and my time there. On the journey there, we stopped in Idaho Falls, Idaho to...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    July 7, 2017

Memories

I will have at least one more article on Bob and Grace Renshaw. I last wrote about how Bob had left the homestead, been elected Clerk and Recorder, rented the Lane property, and eventually moved to their permanent home in Ekalaka in 1931. Like most...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    June 23, 2017

Memories

In this article I will share some Renshaw family history along with weather, crops, individuals, schools, and business information. Renshaw reports that their son, Morris, somehow had a broken hip. Guess who was there to take care of it? That’s...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    June 9, 2017

Memories

Well, in my last article I wrote about Bob and Grace Renshaw getting married, moving over to the homestead, digging a well, and planting and harvesting a crop. Bob and Grace both taught, and earned money to by material for a barn and a chicken house,...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 26, 2017

Memories

In this article I need to describe how Bob and Grace got together in Carter County as she had been teaching in Oklahoma and he was on his homestead in Montana. Grace arrived in Ekalaka on April 30, 1912. She came from Baker in an “open car” on a...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 28, 2017

Memories

Bob Renshaw reported that during the winter of 1911 he broke his axe handle and replaced it with a right-size sapling from an ash tree that was growing along Ramme Creek. His tools consisted of an axe, saw, pocket knife, and a piece of broken glass....

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 21, 2017

Memories

I would like to start this week by fixing a mistake on my last article. The wages for Bob were $40.00 per month while he was working for General Sweeney, not $4.00 per month. Forty is small enough! Bob wrote that a highlight of that year was when...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 7, 2017

Memories

I found it very interesting that Bill Lavell shared some thoughts and experiences about Dr. Sandy in the Eagle dated Friday, March 24 and I had another article about Dr. Sandy at the same time. I believe my article answered some of his questions...

 

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