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 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 5, 2019

Memories

I would like to end my articles about my Grandad and Grandma Townsend with a few of my memories of them and the homestead place near Tie Creek. During my third, fourth and fifth grade school summers,...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 29, 2019

Memories

Alice, daughter of Fred and Eva Townsend, gives more information on the early day family that homesteaded in the Tie Creek area with the home buildings being just one mile west of the Padden Ranch....

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 22, 2019

Memories

After reading and writing about some of the Carter County Homesteaders, I felt that I should have an article on my Grandad and Grandma Townsend, Fred G. and Eva. I only wish that I knew more of their...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 15, 2019

Memories

I am going to end my Welch articles with more information on Eldon (Cub) Welch. In Shifting Scenes he reports on his family and some of his military service during World War II. While still living in Ekalaka, Cub married Marilyn, the oldest daughter...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 8, 2019

Memories

In this article, I will continue writing about the Chuck and Maude Welch family with a thought by their daughter Lucile: “I don’t believe my parents ever regretted coming to Montana although I am sure they did endure many hardships. I guess the...

 

Memories

In this article, I will continue on with stories about Charles (Chuck) and Maude Welch. Lucille wrote that her father and mother had many hard times but also many good times and wonderful neighbors; many who gave up their homesteads and returned to...

 

Memories

I am going to shift from good old neighbors with this article to another family who I knew, but each family member was older than me at the time. This came about when my wife (who loves poetry) came across a poem written by “Cub” Welch. To my...

 

Memories

This article is about another neighbor, Bonnie Peabody, who also lived across the street and up the hill from us. I would like to share some information about Bonnie, but first I need to go back a generation on the Peabody family. Charles and Mary...

 

Memories

I still have a couple of wonderful neighbors to remember and write about, which I will continue in this article. Across the street and up the hill from us were Francis B. and Alma Freese. Shifting Scenes Vol. III, page 80, has a very short article...

 

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...

 

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