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Laura with Joy's
children at
Grandma's farm.
David, Tom,
Jim- 1961
Good view
of the tree
in the road
and the
machine
shed. Could
that be
Shep?


Laura C with
Joy and the
Christmas tree
in the late '50's.
Marilyn has the
wall art behind
Laura C, and the
electric candles
on the table
behind the tree.
Memories submitted by Linda Schutz Yarwood: 7/7/06

closing the south windows when a car came by . . .
playing in the shelled field corn in the barn . . .
doing the wash in the wash house . . .
processing the milk in the milk house . . .
the smoke house . . .
the brood house . . .
always having a coloring book and broken crayons in a chipped coffee cup for
the grandchildren to color with . . .
sugar cookies in the cookie jar . . .
angel food cake from scratch . . .
noodles from scratch . . .
kool-aid (we didn't get it at home) . . .
soft dinner buns (we didn't have at home) . . .
uncooked dressing under the bed in the "east room" and Delores going in to eat it . . .
feather beds . . .
beating the rugs on the clothes line . . .
word games at night in bed . . .
round oak stove . . .
putting my offering for church in the corner of one of her handkerchiefs . . .
wetting her handkerchief with her mouth to wipe off my face . . .
always wearing a size 12 1/2 dress, as little and thin as she was . . .
two curlers in her hair . . .
a birthday card every year with a dollar bill in it . . .
the wonderful, zillion course meals . . .
flowered wall paper in her bedroom . . .
a viewer to look at pictures . . .
little books that you flipped and made the pictures look like a movie . . .
the Merry Christmas banner (streamer) . . .
the spindly Christmas tree . . .
always reading the Globe Democrat, which my Dad said matched her fiercely Republican perspective . . .
listening to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games . . .
her treadle sewing machine . . .
always receiving a pair of panties and crayons for Christmas (I don't know what the boys got) . . .
heat (esp in later years) turned so hot, and her children turning it down when she wasn't looking . . .
two doors in her house that went to the outside, but never were used . . .
her porch and flower boxes . . .
her garden and orchard . . .
going to get the cows . . .
milking . . .
getting eggs . . .
cup (or can) on fence post to get drinks with from the well . . .
digging in the dirt/mud with her tablespoons and making mud pies . . .
cellar . . .
daily coffee breaks with Aunt Margie . . .
and probably many more!

Marilyn's additions, 7/17/06
the metal black dog just outside the back door on which to scrape muddy shoes. . .
cistern. . .
playing "house" under the lilac bushes next to the house. . .
homemade ice cream on the front porch. . .
large iris plants along the front fence. . .
white gravel on the road, instead of the brown with which I was familiar. . .
the largest shade trees ever. . . not enough sun for grass. . .but when necessary, cut with a manual mower. . .
the distinct smell when I opened the fridge (Kelvinator). . . I think it may have been from the water jar. . .
always ice cream in the freezer. . .
afternoon naps in the living room in the quietest surroundings ever. . .just the tick of the clock was heard. . .
grandma sitting in her chair under the phone with her legs crossed and her finger in the ear that was not next to the phone. . .
coat rack just inside the front door, with boots on the floor. . .
the HOT living room floor furnace. . .
green bathroom fixtures. . .
the corner closet in the room next to the bathroom. . .
the radio on the shelf in the kitchen. . . you better not make a sound during the market report!
grandmas' heels clacking as they walked the narrow pebbled sidewalks around the house. . .
the chain length fence gate in front. . .can you hear the lifting of the latch?
grandma without her teeth, in her nightgown, with a nightcap on. . .
how cold was the east room? brrrr
strawberry patch. . .
always available--.a fried egg
the little store next to the church. . .
U. Nobles' SS class. . .
the funny curve coming from White Hall, almost to the Hillview church. . .
Search's IGA (spelling?)
always a 6 1/2 shoe size. . .D width
Grandma--mannerly, correct English usage, proud, refined, godly, moral, hard-working, excellent cook, resourceful, conservative,            
          thrifty, tiny, unpretentious, strong-willed, stubborn, polite, hospitable, independent, respectful, considerate,  intelligent, learned,       
          helpful, modest, committed, successful, adored babies. . .
well-worn utensils and dishes. . .
always belted at the waist dresses. . .large, PRIVATE, pocketbook. . .wire-rimmed glasses. . .headscarf. . .
hard-working, crooked, rough, large knuckled, hands. . .crossed in front of her if she was standing. . .
Ruby Schutz--A Woman of Faith
Schutz Reunion 2006
Memories
Marilyn with
Grandma on
Christmas 1960. (A.
Imogene has the old
Christmas tree.)

I took this picture when I was at Imogene's this past
spring.  It is the road that goes down the hill to the
'blacktop' (?) right by Coates School.  When I took it, I
thought of all the relatives that have walked that road;
your mom, my mom, all the uncles, Grandma, Granddad,
'Schutz Mill' relatives.  I envisioned our moms and uncles
walking this road on their way to school-- and if only they
could have appeared as I took the picture; wearing those
rather tattered clothes, carrying lunch pails, maybe
riding a horse, laughing and talking.  So long ago.
Joy