One day I got an email from a gal that enjoyed my blog, her name is Patti. She wrote:
I can’t tell you how much I love reading your blog. All the pictures and stories remind me so much of my childhood. My mother was born and raised in Zerkel ( one of the two homes in Zerkel from what I remember ). We would visit them every other weekend. I just wanted to say “ Thank You” for your blog. You really have no idea what it means to me. Pattie
Thanks Pattie! These photos are for you! We went through Zirkle last weekend..it is one of those places in the road where if you blink you can miss it.
I also heard from my second cousin Verniel..she wrote in reference to my Four Million People in Ponsford post. “I remember about Sally as well. In those days Nylon was a new fabric. I heard at that time that her robe was made of Nylon. This material basically melted on her as it caught fire. That would be why she could not just remove it. Now you might check this out with others to make sure I have my story correct.” I wanted to relate this to my readers.. once Verniel mentioned it..I remembered the story about the nylon too.
My Daughter Jen said “How come I remember this story. My memory of this is in a graveyard... or maybe I am remembering incorrectly...” I probably told her the story in the local graveyard..graveyards are great places to reminisce about the people that are planted there and their children. Next summer I will have to look for Sally’s grave…I think it is in a different cemetery.
Last winter I heard from a gal that I grew up with and went to grade school and high school with, she wound up in California. I used to ride horses with her at Joe’s, before she got her very own horse. She found my blog, and said that some of the photos made her homesick.
On a lighter note I wanted to share a couple of comments that my cooking stirred up :
From Linda: Sounds like what I make......I thought you hated cooking? ;)
From ladyfi: You - cooking? Lies down in shock... ;-)
And from The beautiful Border Collie Emma Rose:
Hi Far Side! Sorry I am commenting so late but my Duchess had to go to the store and buy all the stuff to try your soup. She has never even tasted a Rutabaga, much less bought and cooked one! She had to ask the produce guy where they were :) Anyway, I just wanted to come by and tell you how much we love you and Far Guy and Chance, just in case she poisons all of us and we croak!