Some things I have posted since last I wrote
(these links will open a new page so you won’t loose your place):
Frances Elffner’s story
“The Flood of 1955” Now here’s one
many of us remember… it’s a great story.
I created a new Tab on the homepage
of OMC… “CEMETERIES.”
We girls at the Museum created an Excel database on each of our cemeteries in
Meade County, be they town or rural, and I have posted them on the website. In
some cases I also have a map of the cemetery. This will prove very useful for
people looking for long lost relatives, as we have “father, mother, spouse”
listed when we know them. We also welcome any additions from those of you who
look at these and have information we don’t.
The family history of
Capt. R.M. Painter, one of Meade
County’s more prominent citizens was posted in the Family Stories & Genealogy
“The Road to Freedom,” is a story
written in 1916, by H.R. Walmsley, found in an old issue of “Recreation”
magazine. I posted the section he wrote on Meade County, where he mentions
several old timers and tells of a “time that was.”
My story of
Bonnie & Clyde’s escapades in the
Meade City Park is simply the news stories of the day, but it gives you a chance
to read all the information first hand. I've had one story of Bill Brock's
posted for quite awhile, but now I have all the news accounts in the Meade
newspaper as well.
The Meade County Historical Society
recently mailed and if you don’t get a copy you can find it posted on the Museum
page of OMC.
I continue to add things to
pertains to Meade County history. I have added an “art” section which hasn’t
gone anywhere except on the “Note Cards” page where I have created note cards
for sale of many old Meade County photographs. I had to do a lot of research for
these as I put a little story on the back of each telling about the subject. You
will get a little history if you just look through them, as I have the text as
well as the pictures posted. We offer these for sale at the Museum in Meade
As for the
book business, the typesetting of the old
novel, Buell Hampton, by Willis George Emerson, is nearing completion.
Emerson was the cashier of the The American
Mortgage Trust Company
in Meade, and wrote several novels. This book is
considered one of his best ones, and it takes place in Meade. The story line is
a little corny, and the language is a little “flowery,” but Buell Hampton
contains a lot of Meade County history. The author tells in his preface which
characters are real and which stories are written just as they happened in real
life. I found some parts of it extremely interesting and some parts hilariously
funny. I would love to be able to connect the characters with the “real” people.
I created an e-book on CD with this one in PDF format, so you will need to read
it on the computer or a tablet… or print it out on your own.
I continue to work at the Meade County Historical
Museum surround by tons of Meade County history. A simple posting on the website
can be the result of weeks of research, so I post new stories when I can… and
work on them all the time.
Well... that's about it for now. I'll leave you
with this thought to ponder....
“Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's
nut that held its ground.”
Catch you next time!