Everyone knows that Grandma was not a big kitten fan. I’m sure Uncle Bud knew that very well. Ha Ha. That’s a good one. That was a topic of late night discussion for several of us regarding Grandmas love of cats at Heits Point this year. Not! But, it never seemed to keep her from having a good supply of kittens hiding in the fork of the old hollow tree that was between the house and the garden –somewhat close to 3rd base in the backyard. We never could beat Julie to the tree first to get a kitten to hold. Julie was mean when it came to her cats.
Just a thought about the game Andy Over –who was Andy– the guy the game was named for anyway? Ha. Another memory is, I think that you had to catch the ball on the fly to be able to go to the other side of the house to catch someone. If the ball hit the ground then you had to wait until your side caught it to go get someone. Many times when we were younger we couldn’t throw the ball much over the big house and the ball ended up rolling down the back side so it was easier to catch.
Does anyone remember the chicken soup Grandma used to make where she put all of the chicken into the pot except the beek and the BOK BOK BOK? I remember looking into the pot to get that great soup out of it and seeing chicken feet.
I love the old photos and stories. A friend that I got to know, Dennie Spalding, told me many stories of the Adolph and Teresa Sommerer family. He was a neighbor that lived were the Schellbargers lived, right? He told me how he used to go over to Grandmas and Grandpas farm and used his tractor to plow sometimes when he had his work done.
We keep praying for our families and we love you all. Thanks for the great link this internet site gives us to our wonderful past. –Danny
P. S. Can you all believe Julie is old enough to have a grand-baby and at the same time her baby is a freshman in college? I know I’m old but I’ll always be younger that her. Sorry Julie I haven’t given you a hard time for a while now.