my perspective . . .
this is just soooooooooo much fun! Ask a question and the answer
comes right back!
I displayed a photo of what Eb calls 'the Greenview bus' and asked
if anyone knew more about it.
morning bright and early, there was an email from Bob Gydesen
in Greenview saying the old bus was run by Bill Palmer's grandfather.
He suggested I call Jane Palmer and find out more . . . so I did!
had a delightful conversation and she said yes, indeed, Bert Palmer
did run the bus. She said on weekends he would take off the outside
cover and take out the seats and use it to haul fertilizer . .
. then set it up again for Monday morning school travel!
jogged Eb's memory of having Bert take them to Ft. Jones one time
in the bus for vaccinations!
is going to look for more old photos in the next month or so.
I told her 'when it comes handy' as Grandma used to say . . .
as I have a 3 inch thick file of partial stories awaiting the
speaking of buses:
email from Carrie Saunders, Darlene Sheffield's granddaughter,
(Bruce and Lorrayne Hurlbut's youngest): "This
is an unaltered scan of the original which was printed backwards.
My grandma had never noticed it until we pointed it out several
years ago when we were scanning some of her high school pictures."
scan of the original which was printed backwards
flipped it for correct viewing just for fun!
remember this bus?????
An email from Virginia Bullinger (whose
family home and old red barn I bought two years ago) about
the Scott Valley Airmen post,
"My dad had a small logging
operation and I remember Duane Sleep who was one of his main employees,
working mostly on the landing, setting chokers and cutting trees.
I remember when Duane took us for a ride in one of those planes.
We flew over the valley and the Trinity Alps . . . beautiful country."
this from Larry Wells on the quandary of one of the men in the
Aero Squadron photo: "In
the last group photo of the Airmen Club, the tall gentleman in
the back with glasses that you had no name for was Jack Young.
He was the owner of the Yreka Studio & Camera Shop at that
is wonderful to have the readers helping us solve some of these
mysteries. Thanks to all!
this surprise from Kathy Finwall Christ: "Thank
you so much for this etna news. Rick Finwall is my father Nial's
double cousin and Nels Finwall was my grandfather.This is family
history I did not know."
Soooo, if any of you out there have any photos with Nial or Nels
in them, please let me know so we can scan and get them to Kathy.
also mentioned in yesterday's conversation with Mildred Hughes
of going to the Siskiyou County Museum in Yreka to take photos
of the original cash register from the Denny-Bar Store. Mike Hendryx
is an excellent host and guide there.
Eller had told me the story of how the items ended up in the Museum.
Doc Eller', as Tom's father was known in his early years here
(Hubert Denny Eller) had
requested if any fixtures from his grandfather, A. H. Denny's
store were to be sold, that he would be given first right to buy
them. Along the way however, sale of many of the fixtures was
transacted with a sportsman's store in Sun Valley, Idaho.
was somehow able to track and find the fixtures and eventually
made a deal with the Idaho store to buy them back. He stored them
for awhile and in 1988 donated them to the Siskiyou County Museum.
'Denny Bar Company Store' was reconstructed from an implement
shed that was already on the Museum grounds and, thankfully, the
items continue to be housed for display there as part of the outdoor
museum set up.
back of the large cash register
are lettered A, B, C . . .
(each clerk had their own drawer)
they would ring up a sale
they would push numbers for the sale amount,
then push their Drawer 'letter'
and turn the crank . . .
their drawer opened,
it had a specific tone/sound . . .
so if someone else opened their drawer,
they would know immediately by the sound!
is a smaller cash register on display also . . .
is a one of the cabinets on display . . .
the original paper rolls
used for wrapping parcels
for displaying men's dress shirts
back for for re-stocking the shirts
. . .
having acquired a love of
fabric and patterns
from a young age,
this was especially interesting
to me . . .
with original patterns for 15 cents!!!!
says . . .
'You can make 3 distinct styles
from each of these patterns' . . .
what a deal!
my tour guide, said a woman had bought the Pattern Cabinet at
a sale and when she saw the Denny Bar Company Store fixtures,
she said, 'The Museum needs these
also' . . . and donated them!
that is exactly how it should be, me thinks.
you are . . . we all thank you immensely.
to shop locally!
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