The Attic is a set of articles, written by members of our community, sharing a wide range of historical records, stories and events relating to the Museum.
  • Stories of Bartlett By Harry Wilkins Like several other towns in Fremont County, Bartlett owes its existence to the construction of the Council Bluffs and St. Joseph Railroad, completed in 1867. The town ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 9:05 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Cromwell House Hotel by Sandra Folkes BengtsonI’m sure that many residents of Sidney take a look at the large house located at the corner of Indiana and Webster Streets that is ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2017, 7:57 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Rodeo Band By Linda Holmes Reilly(Editor's Note: It’s that time of year in Fremont County when we begin to anticipate Rodeo Week. Iowa's Championship RodeoMuseum & Fremont County History ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:25 AM by James Nennemann
  • Stories of Bartlett By: Harry WilkinsLike several other towns in Fremont County, Bartlett owes its existence to the construction of the Council Bluffs and St. Joseph Railroad, completed in 1867. The town ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:19 AM by James Nennemann
  • Tabor’s Literary Society: Debate in the 1850s By: Harry Wilkins Tabor pioneers George Gaston, John Todd and Samuel Adamswere deeply committed to education and brought a tradition of learning and intellectual curiosity with them from Ohio, which ...
    Posted May 31, 2017, 9:59 AM by James Nennemann
  • Shelter Stories By: Daisy MalcomBarns were a part of the growing-up experience I had on our farm north of Thurman in the 1950’s and 60’s. We had three ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 8:52 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Old Apron, The New Apron By Sherry PerkinsOne of the first articles of clothing I was allowed to iron when first learning how, was an apron.  I practiced my skills on many of Mom ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2017, 6:10 PM by James Nennemann
  • Early Transportation By Lona LewisWhen Fremont County was being settled, trains were a huge influence in where settlements began.  Riverton was just one of the towns that flourished because they were ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:55 AM by James Nennemann
  • Ladies Hats By: Sherry Perkins The invention of hair spray and the practice of 'teasing' hair brought on big pouffy hair styles in the late 1960s, thus bringing on the demise of ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:53 AM by James Nennemann
  • Can’t Be an Expert in Your Own Backyard By:  The Attic EditorsAll of us know the cliché, “you are not an expert unless you are fifty miles from home.”  What is it that makes us think things ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:52 AM by James Nennemann
  • Fremont County Time Capsule By: Harry WilkinsThe Fremont County Financial Report of 1923 is an encyclopedia of government finances, programs, and officeholders, a treasure trove of information about life in rural Iowa during ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:52 AM by James Nennemann
  • Rural Schools – Part One by Esther H. Hardy           With the passing of the rural school, the fanciful names with which the pioneers christened these humble halls of learning will be forgotten, and a beautiful ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 12:04 PM by James Nennemann
  • Murder Most Foul in Fremont County By: Harry WilkinsThe comprehensive 1881 History of Fremont County provides a fascinating overview of criminal activities during the early decades of settlement. The chronicle acknowledged that "crime of every ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:06 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Story of the Roma By Evelyn BirkbyRecently a new book came to my kindle entitled “The Airship Roma Disaster on Hampton Road” written by Nancy E. Sheppard. It immediately caught my attention because ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2016, 7:58 AM by James Nennemann
  • Five Years in Sidney Schools By Elmer HillsSidney is a town one mile from the exact center of Fremont County, Iowa. In the days of my youth it had a population of 1000. According ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 8:46 AM by James Nennemann
  • Healing By Mary HoweryA new exhibit is ready for viewing at the Fremont County Historical Center and Iowa’s Championship Rodeo Museum in Sidney.  In the Museum, there is now ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 1:08 PM by James Nennemann
  • The Thomas Hood Family by Harry Wilkins  Thomas Martin Hood and his family were one of McPaul's longest residents. Thomas was the oldest son of Martin Hood, an Irish immigrant who settled in ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2016, 10:28 AM by James Nennemann
  • Kick the Can ….Mud Pies…..Hide & Seek By Sherry Perkins  As youngsters ( 1945-1955), my siblings and myself were never bored or had “time on our hands”.   How did we ever survive without TV, cell phones or ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:03 AM by James Nennemann
  • Portrait of a Pioneer By Sherry PerkinsAfter crossing the frozen Mississippi River from Navhoo, Illinois in the winter of 1845-1846, she continued westward with her husband to Kanesville (Council Bluffs) where they ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2016, 11:06 AM by James Nennemann
  • Early Fremont County Courts By: Harry Wilkins When Fremont County was organized by the Iowa State Legislature in 1849, the first order of business was establishing the judicial system for administering justice in a ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 3:35 PM by James Nennemann
  • Slavery in Fremont County By Walter FarwellIn researching Black history  in the Midwest  a person is startled to find that Fremont county held a unique position.Slavery existed in the southern half of ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 3:34 PM by James Nennemann
  • Military Training at Tabor College BY Harry WilkinsOn a Friday afternoon, September 24th, 1897, around 30 students met at Tabor College and formed the Tabor College Cadets. Cadet organizations, precursors to the federally controlled ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2016, 5:42 AM by James Nennemann
  • Circuit Riders By Sherry PerkinsIn the early days of Fremont County, most communities were served by Circuit Rider preachers who traveled from place to place by horseback or horse and wagon ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 10:11 AM by James Nennemann
  • Bringing Washington D.C. to My Folk’s Living Room By Lona LewisToday none of my grandchildren nor my son, their father, could imagine a world without T.V.   Neither could they fathom not being able to see everything ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2016, 7:58 AM by James Nennemann
  • Pioneer Christmas Decorations by Evelyn BirkbyPioneer Christmas stories abound and those among my favorites are by author  Laura Engells Wilder. When I think of those early Christmas stories I remember a clove ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2016, 7:55 AM by James Nennemann
  • Box Socials By Evelyn BirkbyBack in the days of country schools the Box Social was a special activity held for the purpose of raising money for some needed project. Women would ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2015, 1:00 PM by James Nennemann
  • Hauling Freight on the Tabor and Northern Railroad By Harry WilkinsWhen we think of railroads, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the rapid movement of passengers: the idea of ordinary people buying tickets from ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 11:41 AM by James Nennemann
  • Corn Shelling Days By Sherry PerkinsShelling corn at Grandpa’s back in the 1950s’s was a day grandkids relished. But not for the reason one would think. Today, mammoth combines shell ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 12:29 PM by James Nennemann
  • Stories of Pioneers Contributed by Harry Wilkins This week’s Attic continues from the last Attic that was about the first white girl born in Fremont County. Below are excerpts from that same ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 1:32 PM by James Nennemann
  • Fremont County's First White Girl; Story of Pioneers Contributed by Harry Wilkins During the summer and fall (1941) there has been an effort to settle the question of who was the first white girl born in Fremont County ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2015, 6:57 AM by James Nennemann
  • Sidney established in 1851, Incorporated in 1870 By Evelyn Birkby       It was a one-of-a-kind party, that summer of 1951, held in Sidney, Iowa. They were celebrating the 100th birthday of the town and what ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2015, 5:46 AM by James Nennemann
  • Huge Honor for Iowa’s Championship Rodeo By Lona LewisThe joke is you are only an expert, if you are fifty miles from home. I think about this in the context that it is easy to ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2015, 7:49 AM by James Nennemann
  • Naming of Thurman Tabor Beacon, February 1, 1917by Mrs. R. Baylor The following interesting bit of history relating to our bustling neighbor town on the southwest was written by Mrs. R. Baylor ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 10:07 AM by James Nennemann
  • New additions to the Fremont County Cookbook Collection by Evelyn BirkbySearching antique stores for community cookbooks is a delightful hobby and I am enjoying being a part of the one the Fremont County Research and Genealogy Department ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 10:22 AM by James Nennemann
  • A Fathers Day Tribute By Lois J. Whitehead I grew up in the 50’s and Father’s Day makes me think of  life back then and how much my  father was a part ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 10:23 AM by James Nennemann
  • Play Ball by Harry WilkinsIn the summer of 1911 William Howard Taft was president, porterhouse steak sold for 28 cents a pound, Peter Pan appeared in bookstores as a novel, and ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 11:15 AM by James Nennemann
  • Gathering Place from the Beginning BY Evelyn Birkby In 1852 the Baptist church was organized. It was almost the first church to be organized in Sidney but not quite. The Methodist church was organized just ...
    Posted May 14, 2015, 8:03 AM by James Nennemann
  • Where Has the Visiting Gone? by Sherry Perkins It is a Sunday afternoon and I am recalling how it was thirty and forty years ago. We hurried through Sunday dinner and cleaned up the kitchen ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2015, 10:19 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Story of McPaul by Harry Wilkins For those who pass through McPaul today, it's hard to imagine that it once was a bustling community serving as a transportation center for much of ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 11:03 AM by James Nennemann
  • Radios, Dances and Dad By Sherry PerkinsMy Dad loved music and dancing. One of my earliest and fondest memories is the year Dad bought a second-hand radio. It was a big floor ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 7:29 AM by James Nennemann
  • Sub-Chief Shatee’s Burial (Part III) By E. A ShirleyEditor’s Note- This is the third installment of E.A. Shirley’s Account of growing up in the Waubonsie Area in the late 1800’s ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 11:33 AM by James Nennemann
  • Horse Thieves (Part II) E.A. ShirleyEditor’s Note:  This Attic continues with the Shirley Family Story about living in the Waubonsie Area in the 1800’s as told by E. A. Shirley ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 11:24 AM by James Nennemann
  • In His Own Words (Part One) “The Beautiful Waubonsie Valley”By E.A. ShirleyEditor’s Note- Our thanks to Jacob Shirley for giving the Historical Society papers about and written by E.A Shirley, who ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2015, 2:18 PM by James Nennemann
  • Homemade Toys by Evelyn Birkby Back in pioneer days much was homemade to make life easier, prettier or more comfortable and out of necessity. There were no Macys or Walmarts to go ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2015, 11:21 AM by James Nennemann
  • You Wash... I'II Dry by Sherry PerkinsWashing dishes has been regulated from a dreaded kitchen chore to a chore that technology made quick and easy with the coming of the dishwasher. Today one ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:24 PM by James Nennemann
  • Traveling West in a Wagon By Lona LewisIn the last half of the 1800’s many settlers came to Fremont County. The west side of the County had been settled mainly with pioneers coming ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:11 PM by James Nennemann
  • Santa Came Knocking By Sherry PerkinsNote: My Grandma, Ethel (Wright) Grindle ( 1901-1988), left many notes and letters for her grandchildren to enjoy. Years later, her words are precious to us. She ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 11:44 AM by James Nennemann
  • Our Player Piano by Evelyn BirkbyWhen I was a little girl I visited my maternal grandparents and a variety of relatives in the small town of Murdock, Illinois. Much to my fascination ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2014, 9:43 AM by James Nennemann
  • Harvest Time by Lona LewisThis is the time of year when a childhood memory comes back to me. My sister and I, ages 3 and 7 respectively, are sitting in the ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2014, 11:02 AM by James Nennemann
  • Building the New House - Dora Birkby’s Final Column from Jerry Birkby In Knox Community did Thomas Birkby A stately pleasure-dome decreeWhere Horse Creek, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 10:06 AM by James Nennemann
  • Car Musings By Daisy Malcom Cars have been an important means of travel for my family, but their use has changed a lot during my lifetime. My first car story was when ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 9:56 AM by James Nennemann
  • Good Eating By Jerry Birkby I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook and in the section on yeasts it says: "In  the old days, women made yeast at home--usually from 'hops ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:38 AM by James Nennemann
  • Vogel Popcorn By Lona Lewis Sunday, September 7, Fremont County Historical Society will open the Art Vogel Popcorn Theater in Iowa’s Championship Rodeo Museum and Fremont County History Center. The new ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 7:19 AM by James Nennemann
  • Hand Hewn Log By Lona Lewis Imagine building a house in Fremont County in the 1840s.  Some of the first settlers came into the County along the Missouri River and settled in what ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2014, 12:18 PM by James Nennemann
  • Elephants in Our Past?? By Lona LewisWhen I think of elephants I think of Africa and India.  When I think of Woolly Mammoths, I think of Siberia or the Mush Ox in Alaska ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 2:48 PM by James Nennemann
  • Life during World War II - Part Two By Emily Bengtson04/14/2014There were big changes in our lives during the war. Because everything was going towards the war effort, everyone had a ration book. The ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 11:19 AM by James Nennemann
  • It's Open! by Evelyn BirkbyMemorial  Day weekend was a date awaited by many as the opening of the Fremont County Historical Center and Iowa’s Championship Rodeo Museum. Seven years in ...
    Posted May 22, 2014, 2:21 PM by James Nennemann
  • The Fremont County Courthouse Clock by Sandra Folkes Bengtson   On the east wall of the Courtroom at the Fremont County Courthouse hangs a beautiful antique wood clock. The clock was manufactured by the Waterbury Clock ...
    Posted May 22, 2014, 8:14 PM by Unknown user
  • More From Aunt Dora; The Church Story By Jerry BirkbyThis Church of which Dora speaks, once stood across the road, slightly west of my house near  where Horse Creek Road and the Bluff Road meet today ...
    Posted May 21, 2014, 8:26 AM by James Nennemann
  • Fannie Smith byEvelyn BirkbyThe Sidney Argus Herald had an article in its June 24th 1971 issue reporting that on June 19th of that year Fannie Smith of Riverton celebrated her ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 6:01 AM by James Nennemann
  • Life during World War II - Part One By Emily Bengtson December7, 1941, my life was changed forever. I was in the 8th grade in Riverton School. It was a warm afternoon. My brother, George, my sister, Mary ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 12:45 PM by James Nennemann
  • Aunt Dora's Memoirs, part 3 By Jerry Birkby In the following, Aunt Dora talks about the local farmers hauling cordwood. In a year when heating fuel cost somewhere around $3.50 a gallon I think ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 1:42 PM by James Nennemann
  • Aunt Dora's Memoirs, part 2 by Jerry Birkby Last time we learned from Dora Birkby’s Memoirs how  Thomas Birkby purchased his first land at prices ranging from $3.30 per acre to $11.25 ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:20 AM by James Nennemann
  • Aunt Dora's Memoirs, part 1 Evelyn Birkby called me the other day and said there was a shortage of View From The Attic columns and it was time for me to get off my lazy ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:17 AM by James Nennemann
  • That was Really a Cold Winter by Evelyn Birkby    How many of you were around in 1936 when the Midwest had what some say is still the coldest winter on record? Yes, Iowa was part of ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:09 AM by James Nennemann
  • Creative Ideas from an Unexpected Source By Lona Lewis Eleven high school students in a classroom in Sidney, Iowa, are embarking on a unique venture that will bring to closure an important project for Fremont County ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:07 AM by James Nennemann
  • Shoe Box Dolls by Sherry Perkins  Barbie---Barbie----Barbie----Today so many kinds, colors and outfits to tempt young girls and deplete the pocketbooks of their parents. So many dollars spent to entertain ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:06 AM by James Nennemann
  • Christmas Trees by Lona Lewis  Christmas can begin at my house because the tree is finally up. The LED lights twinkle and the soft needles of the Fraser Fir add a wonderful ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:52 AM by James Nennemann
  • Winter Ramblings By Daisy Malcom        Winters on our farm north of Thurman in the 1950’s were often challenging. Our cats would huddle in the freezing cold outside the kitchen door waiting ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:51 AM by James Nennemann
  • Shelter Stories By Daisy Malcom   Barns were a part of the growing-up experience I had on our farm north of Thurman in the 1950’s and 60’s. We had three ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:50 AM by James Nennemann
  • Hamburg High School's Undefeated Football Team By Sandra Folkes Bengtson You may have heard stories about the 1934 Hamburg High School Football Team, a record that has gone down in history. They had an undefeated season ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2014, 11:13 AM by Unknown user
  • Railroad Reminiscences by Lona Lewis  In almost every community in Fremont County, there is a train depot.  Each building is a reminder of how trains helped the county become  a thriving commerce ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:26 AM by James Nennemann
  • Most Loved Doctors and Home Remedies by Sherry Perkins     In the early days of Fremont County, doctors made house calls to deliver babies and to treat the sick and injured. One could travel by horse and ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:23 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Metelman Family by Sandra Folkes Bengtson As soon as you enter the Sidney Cemetery, the first thing you notice is the Metelman Mausoleum. It cannot help but stand out, as it is ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:14 AM by James Nennemann
  • Christmas Trees View From the Attic Fremont County Historical Society Christmas Trees By Lona Lewis   Christmas can begin at my house because the tree is finally up.  The LED lights twinkle and ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2013, 8:40 AM by Lona Lewis
  • Witching for Water   VIEW FROM THE ATTIC Fremont County Historical Society WITCHING FOR  WATER  by Sherry Perkins In days past, old timers knew immediately what "witching" meant. It certainly had nothing to do ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 10:43 PM by Lona Lewis
  • Growing Up Singing View From the Attic Growing Up Singing  By Daisy Malcom         Music really was the “soundtrack” of my youth. Until I was six or seven, the only music I heard on ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2013, 9:17 PM by Lona Lewis
  • Rodeo Memories By Roger Irwin(From a letter written to the Historical Society in June of 2008)I was born on a farm in rural Mills County, south of Malvern, Iowa, in ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2013, 3:01 PM by James Nennemann
  • A Legacy of Books by Lona Lewis In the early 1980s, a truck arrived at the Fremont County Historical Museum loaded with books. The number is estimated at 6000. They were the result of ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2013, 12:17 PM by James Nennemann
  • Moses U. Payne Moses U. Payne was born in Kentucky in 1807 and, as an adult, migrated to Indiana to enter the cotton manufacturing business. Later he became a businessman in Missouri. In ...
    Posted May 20, 2017, 8:12 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Man's Progress By Louis Miller Louis Miller, a retired Fremont County farmer, in the mid-1900s created a collection of miniatures representing various modes of travel through the ages. The collection was ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 12:07 PM by James Nennemann
  • The Wonderful Morel Mushrooms by Sherry PerkinsSome of our best times as a family  were spent hunting morel mushrooms in the Loess Hills of Fremont County, Iowa. Every mushroom hunter has a special ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 12:01 PM by James Nennemann
  • Raising Four Boys By Phyllis GreedyPhyllis and Delbert Greedy’s four boys were born and lived their boyhood on the farm. The youngest, Phil, encouraged his mother to sit down and share ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 11:33 AM by James Nennemann
  • What Happened to this Land? By Lona Lewis   In the mid-1990s, my husband and I  chose the Loess Hills in Fremont County over the Black Hills of South Dakota as a place to retire ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2013, 2:57 PM by James Nennemann
  • John Franklin Lewis Written by Sandra Folkes Bengtson of SidneyResearch by Bob Jenkins, formally of Sidney. Many years ago a citizen of Sidney provided much of the information that we know today ...
    Posted May 22, 2014, 8:27 PM by Unknown user
  • Winter Wash Day By Sherri Perkins A Sunday evening in the winter always takes me back to the time when I was about nine years old and our family prepared for Monday’s ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2013, 2:53 PM by James Nennemann
  • Barn by Lois Coslett Whitehead I was eleven years old when we moved from the farm to town. The day of the "sale" or public auction where we sold our machinery ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 11:28 AM by James Nennemann
  • Winter Games February 11, 2012By Daisy Malcom Sometimes after a winter storm had dumped a huge amount of snow on our farm, our parents would send us kids outside to “blow ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2013, 2:33 PM by James Nennemann
  • Gathering Food on the Farm, Part 2 Date: 1/24/2013Author: Daisy Malcom(This continues a delightful remembrance about gathering food on a farm in Fremont County in the 50s and 60s.) The food we raised ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:50 PM by James Nennemann
  • Inter-state Nursery Hamburg, Iowa Date: 12/31/2012Author: Ruth LaumanThe Inter-state Nurseries of Hamburg had a long and illustrious history. Those fortunate enough to have driven along the rural roads east ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:48 PM by James Nennemann
  • One Last Sermon - One Last Hymn Date: 11/30/2012Author: By Sheri Perkins Following one last sermon, a final hymn and a tearful farewell ,the congregation of the Randolph Presbyterian Church silently closed it’s ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:43 PM by James Nennemann
  • Fun On The Farm Date: 10/22/2012 Author: Evelyn Birkby No one has yet discovered a better place to play than a farm. For example, the hay mow in a barn has been ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:38 PM by James Nennemann
  • The "Good Old Days" Date: 9/10/2012 Author: Evelyn Birkby Today when a family is expecting a child the parents seldom feel concern about the new family member living a full life. Among ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:37 PM by James Nennemann
  • Historic Stained Glass Windows Date: 8/20/2012 Author: Malee Spencer The stories told by stained glass windows in historic building are fascinating. You can read much of the history of an area through ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:36 PM by James Nennemann
  • Rodeo 4 - Food Date: 8/6/2012 Author: Sherry Perkins America celebrates with good food. The month of August is a time for some of the best fresh food Southwest Iowa has to ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:35 PM by James Nennemann
  • The Rodeo Band Date: 6/25/2012 Author: Linda Holmes Reilly (Editor's Note: An exhibit in the new Iowa's Championship Rodeo Museum in Sidney, Iowa will honor those who helped make ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:35 PM by James Nennemann
  • COOKBOOKS---Church Community & Family Date: 6/11/2012 Author: Sherry Perkins Today I visited with some old friends. I found them all together in one place between the smudged pages of our church cookbook ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:34 PM by James Nennemann
  • Memorial Day -- A Family Day Date: 5/28/2012 Author: Lona Lewis Memorial Day brings to mind honoring those that are gone. In MidAmeria we think of flowers on the graves and American Flags waving ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 12:33 PM by James Nennemann
  • Oilcloth Brightens The 1940 - 50's Kitchen Date: 5/7/2012 Author: Sherry Perkins Remember oilcloth? It was much like the vinyl tablecloth of today, only it was heavier with more of a flannel backing which didn ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 12:33 PM by James Nennemann
  • Flour Sacks and Feed Sacks Date: 4/16/2012 Author: Sherry Perkins My grandmothers didn't have the luxury of buying fabric from a store back in the 1920's to 1950' s. Trips to ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 12:32 PM by James Nennemann
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