Hello from Huntsburg
By William Bender
Here I sit with a blank mind. Trying to write a letter for the Plain Country. I could write that Thanksgiving is a week away. But you all know that. The children that don’t have any plans can always come home for Thanksgiving. Years ago, we always went rabbit hunting. Them days are over for me.
I went to work today. And I feel like I did something. Even if it was not much. The stirs were coming the first thing. They did not come until noon. We got them all set.
Tomorrow is the funeral of John Mary. The way it looks we will not make it. Years ago, we went with John to Montana to the mines. Then we went out to the West Coast. That is one trip that will stay with us as long as we have sound minds. Anna can’t get around like she used to, I don’t like when she has to go up steps by herself. Hope we can go visit the children, but I do not do everything that I want to.
If I am on the right track, this will be the last letter for this year. Where did the year go? The sisters want to go to brother Urias the first Saturday in December. I do not like to go to Clymer in the winter. I saw Ken Bell in Middlefield last Saturday. He just got off the phone with Uria. And he said it is cold out there. I asked him how much snow they had. He said, he did not say. I do not like the snow like I did when I was a school kid. And the older I get, the more I hate to see winter come.
We were to a Sisel meeting last night in Farmington. Our speaker was from Johnsonburg. She was a talker. Did you ever see a woman that could not talk? Enough said.
By William Bender
Good morning everyone. A nice sunny day. A little on the cool side. Fire going in the cook stove. We let it go out by mid-morning. It does not take much to heat this little shack.
If plans hold out, we want to start for South Dakota Friday the 25th. Just for me, I would not make the trip. But they help Anna out a lot. I was thinking I might pass on treatments this year. But if I am out there, I might as well let him work me over. I am getting older, and old people have a lot of aches and pains. Want to come home the 2nd of November.
Fall is here. Are we ready for winter? For us we have all our wood stacked, thanks to the children and grandchildren. But I still am not ready for that cold and snow. It is not that I don’t like winter, it is what comes with it.
We had another grandchild get married. Betty Bender married to Andrew Weaver. That makes this young man feel old. I also have two babies to report. Ida Mae to Marlin Yoders. Grandparents are Melvin Yoder of Scio, Ohio and Albert Miller. And Mathew to Rudy Wengerds. Grandparents are Ray Wengerds of Hastings, Michigan and Crist Bylers. Only Great is Reuben Emma Bender. Now I am not a woman, so do not ask me what day they were born or how big as I do not know. Also forgot to report that Irwin Brickers moved in from Cass City, Michigan. Must be old age, but I am not that old. Andy Yoders also have a little one, am not sure if I reported that one. Dan Yoders and Albert Millers are Grandparents.
Last evening and some of the children went to visit our old neighbors Chris Fishers. Chris is not as spry as he used to be, but can still talk. Needless to say, we had a short evening. We missed the ones that were not there.