Monthly Archives: August 2011

Charlie Dietiker – Grocery Store Owner

11/30/2011 Correction: I have been informed by a reader of this blog that Charlie’s store was not located in Smelterville. His brother John’s store was the one located there. Here is the info on Charlie’s store location from reader Collin … Continue reading

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The Kelleys on Ranney Street

This post was sent to me by my brother, Mark, who was best friends with ‘Little Skip’ Kelley who lived on Ranney Street. Here are some of his memories:   I found this last night.  This was my friend Skipper’s … Continue reading

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The Staffords lived on Ranney Street

I don’t remember how I met Brenda Stafford but she & I were best buds and lived in the same block. I lived on Sprigg and she lived on Ranney. We both went to May Greene School. I think she … Continue reading

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The Webers – Part 2

(continued from 8/26/2011) Yesterday I wrote about meeting and becoming acquainted with Mary Weber, one of the neighbors of the South Sprigg Street neighborhood where I grew up. The beginning of our relationship was somewhat traumatizing for me as a … Continue reading

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The Webers – Life Lesson; Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Part 1

Yesterday I wrote about the Seabaugh family that lived next door to us on South Sprigg. They were such an influence for the good in my life and I am thankful for the many memories they gave me. It is … Continue reading

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The Seabaughs and Sitting on the Roof in the Summertime

  The Seabaughs were our next door neighbors on South Sprigg. The parents were Virgil & Maggie. Virgil was a stout man with brown hair and a round face who seemed to always be smiling or else concentrating on his … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted with the New House and Neighborhood – Part 2

The Campbell Truck Line (humpin’ to please) was our very favorite truck line. The drivers always honked when we gave them the universal sign to honk by reaching up and pretending to pull an imaginary rope. (The above image is … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted with the New House and Neighborhood – Part 1

I was in the 4th grade when we moved to Sprigg Street. My mother and father had divorced 4 years earlier. That is when some of the family, my mom, myself, and my younger brother (3 yrs younger than me), moved … Continue reading

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Dredging Up Memories…..

The above image is an aerial view of the flood of 1993. This is the old bridge that I was familiar with as a child. In the image, the top of the photo is south, the bottom is north. My … Continue reading

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