Some people have the title of “Do All, See All, & Know All” but that’s not me. Someone neglected to tell me that Jenna Kurtz, daughter of Gerald and Julie Kurtz also went on the study abroad trip to London and Paris from Hartwick College.

Some people have the title of “Do All, See All, & Know All” but that’s not me. Someone neglected to tell me that Jenna Kurtz, daughter of Gerald and Julie Kurtz also went on the study abroad trip to London and Paris from Hartwick College.


Officers reelected for 2011 to serve for the Perkinsville Fire Department are President Norb Huber Sr., Vice President Ray Sellers, Secretary Jerry Bricks, Treasurer Jerry Kiesl, Assistant Treasurer Walt Drum Sr., Fire Chief Walt Drum Jr., First Assistant Chief John Wagner, Second Assistant Chief Bill Conrad and Third Assistant Chief Tom Schaffer. Board of directors are Walter Clark, Robert Didas, Alex Curry, Ted Conrad and Richard Huber. Keeper of the Memorial Plaque and Hall Stewart is Barbara Huber and Safety Officer Alex Curry.


The monthly meeting is the fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Sunday’s winner of the 50-week Club at the Perkinsville Fire Hall was Dennis Burke, Wayland.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Donald Bill, 91, who died at his home Jan. 14. After a long illness. Don was a World War II veteran. Calling hours are  2–4 and 6–8 p.m. tomorrow at the Baird Funeral Home.


Folks, I hope you enjoy my wandering down memory lane. I see how popular magazines “Reminisce,” “Good Old Days” and “Country Woman” are. It’s evident readers love to recall that special song, a delicious flavor, an exceptional event, all things from the past.


Our recent snow flurries reminded me of the severe snow storms we used to have in days past. The winter of 1945 Chapel Street here going out to State Route 63 was impassable until the plow made several passes back and forth continually pushing the snow higher and higher with the wing blade (as seen here in this photo). It was piled up almost to roof height. If the snow plow couldn’t get through, the town had a caterpillar mounted with a plow that had to be used. I had received my first camera for Christmas that year so I was delighted to have something so spectacular to photograph. All of us kids in town had a great time digging caves in the sides of those snowbanks and to add to the enjoyment, the fact that school was closed. What fun!


Museums are places that take you back to the good old days to bring back memories. The latest exhibit at the Wayland Museum takes in all types of record players. There’s a table model hand cranked player from the 1880s that used cylinders (not records). And there’s a hand cranked victrola similar to the one I recall playing with at my grandmother’s. Although the museum is closed on Sundays during the winter, any of the directors would be willing to open for you if you have company or a group that might want to tour the museum. Give a call.


Thought for the day, “Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”