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S ~ 3 VI:t NON V "1 I 3 A I 1 3 3 S 3 I 3 N 0 S I ~ 3 7 V ~30 VOV g|l SVS 3U I N3(I I|1 d VIM V~E)i :I s llu V EI~9 "su!uJ :euu!l uo!lnlos aMsuV -- pzo ssoz3 fi Available at FRENCH LAKE Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society Do you remember these good old days? Reprinted from the Tri-County by walking or driving horses, and jobs, roofing, etc. many fine homes News March 4, 2004. we didn't get far from home. Mat- hereabouts are more than a century Text is from a personal letter tie and I always had to be home in old. dated June 25,1972 time to drive the cows from pasture We enjoyed the family get- Dear Lois &Richard: and do the milking. Those were together very much, and thank Your letter turned my thoughts "The good old days?" Ha! you and Jack and Marian for mak- back many years, and memories The mill you refer to was on ing it possible. Maybe there will be of those days are vague, to say the Clearwater River at the eastern edge another time when Jim and Meryl least. It was the spring of 1901 when of Fair Haven, and we did take cam can be with us too. we moved to Kimball. My father there to be ground into corn meal. Loving greetings to you and died in Sept. 1903, and Mother sold Mother used the cam meal to make family, the farm and we moved back to Johnny Cake which we liked very Aunt Bea (Beatrice Malay) Minneapolis in the spring of 1904. much. It was baked in a thin sheet This piece of history, in letter An elderly couple named Withey, and served hot, spread with butter form, was submitted by Lois Eck- and their son Guy, bought the place, and syrup. The corn, sorghum and man Wills in hopes that you or your They came from either Shakopee or butter were all home produced, family just may recall the people Chaska, possibly nearwhereyou are Wheat was sold at the elevator in and places written about. located. They brought many head Kimball where we bought flour in * * * * * * * of cattle, and our barn was large 100-pound sacks. Practically every- "Hidden in Plain View, a Secret enough to accommodate them, but thing in the food line was raised on Story of Quilts and the Under- I guess they felt more pasture land our place. The full basement under ground Railroad." For the first time, was needed, and sold the property the house was partitioned, half for the secret story how enslaved men and moved on to North Dakota. I the furnace and wood chunks for and women navigated their escape. think they lived there only two or fuel, and half for vegetable storage. Keeping the Underground Railroad three years. I know nothing of who When winter came, we had our veg- Quilt story alive, but whose stories bought the farm from them or the etable cellar stocked with an ample have yet to be told, come see and present owners, the Holmans. supply of potatoes, carrots, ruta- hear producer Jo Caldwell's bril- When my father was having the begas, parsnips, onions and cab- liant production at 7 p.m. Tuesday, house built in 1901, he had a stone bage, as well as navy beans, pop- April 23, in Kimball's historic city mason from Watkins build the corn, and even honey and a barrel hall. Everyone is welcome. Bring foundation, and Papa and Wallace, of sorghum molasses, all produced guests. Refreshments follow pro- or Mattie and I, used to go with him on our own farm. Hens supplied gram. There is no charge. to help load rocks from the shore the eggs, as well as meat for Sunday Our historians enjoyed meeting of School Section Lake, a couple of dinner, and hogs were butchered you at the Expo April 6. Hope you miles away, I believe that was the for fresh meat, bacon, and salt pork. had a great day. And our prize win- only time we ever went to that lake, Under the kitchen was a 50-barrel ners are: and I had a hard time remembering cistern where rainwater was stored Tom Konz-history book it. The name, Freda Eckman sounds and a small hand pump at the sink JudyAnderson-2 coffee mugs familiar but I cannot connect it gave us soft water. Our drinking RonGraham-centennial map with any of the people we knew. water came from a deep well near Karen Marsh-membership Possibly they were the people my the kitchen door. Talk about mod- Marlene Kunkel-note cards father dealt with in obtaining the ern conviences - we had them! Even Penny Blanchard-note cards rock. And Rueben, Elmer and Freda an outdoor Johnny! We did have For All-School-Reunion Year- probably were much younger. We a small room designed for a bath- books, membership, souvenirs, girls were 16, 17, and 19, when we room when and if a way was found sharing your family history or for left the farm, and I, the young- to bring in the water. There was no general information, contact the est, am now 85. So, if they were in electricity, we used kerosene lamps. Kimball Area Historical Society at the 70s, they may be considerably Judging from your knowledge of Box 55, Kimball MN 55353, or call younger. We never attended school the location ofour farm on the road (320) 398-5743, or 5250, or e-mail after leaving Minneapolis, as there between Kimball and Fair Haven, I was no high school at Kimball or wonder if you have driven through * * * * * * * nearer than Annandale, and 10 or that area, perhaps on your drive Reflections of The Kimball Area's 12 miles was a long way to drive to home from here. The house was Rich Heritage school - no school buses, you know. well built on first-grade materials, So we would not have known the my father was particular about that, Eckrnans from school association, and should have remained in good In those days, traveling was done condition if given good care, paint Meeker County St. Cloud Salvation Army looking to DFL Party meets share in $1,000,000 Giveaway! April 20 The Alan Shawn Feinstein more you give, the more of my $1 The Meeker County DFL Party Foundation will divide $1 million million they'll get thanks to will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, among non-profit hunger-fight- you!" Fienstein said. April 20, at the Litchfield Library ing agencies nationwide using it as Designated donations can also at 216 North Marshall Avenue in a spur to help them raise funds in be mailed to the Salvation Army at Litchfield. Those interested in DFL March and April. 400 Highway 10 So, St. Cloud, MN issues are invited to attend the "The more cash, checks, food56304. "There is even a Red Kettle Meeker County meetings which items and pledges we receive from in the lobby of the St. Cloud Times are generally scheduled for the March 1 to April 30, the more of if anyone prefers to drop it there." third Saturday of the month at the the Feinstein challenge money we Morrison said. same time and place. will receive," Major Lee Morrison, Checks should be made out to: Nancy Larson, St. Cloud, said. St. Cloud Salvation Army - food Meeker County DFL Chair "Donations can also be drive. dropped off at The Salvation Army Last year the St. Cloud Salva- on highway 10 or made on-line tion Army distributed more than at 240 tons of food and served more stcloud." Morrison said. than 50,000 meals to homeless and For the past 15 years, Alan hungry people in our community. Shawn Feinstein, has been giving "What we are able to accom- away $1 million each year to anti- plish only happens because of the hunger agencies throughout the excellent support we receive from country, the residents of St. Cloud and the "Whatever you donate to thissurrounding communities." Mor- agency, I will add money to it. The rison said. www.tricou ntynews. M N It's EASY to renew or subscribe! By mail, phone, fax, web, or e-mall. (See order form on page 24.)