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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Of Memories that I have of Life at Home by Dan Vaughn

Of Memories that I have of Life at Home by Dan Vaughn

These are many memories that each of which have of our growing up time. I think that I like the time when quite young of going to town with my father by horse and buggy. I can recall one time especially, that my father had to drive off the road and hold the horses heads to keep them from bolting in fright when a steam tractor pulling lumber wagons.

It was a thrill to hear the boat whistle and watch them load and unload freight at the dock. The river boat run from Wenatchee to Bewster, sometimes to Riverside in the high water on the Okanogan River.

Father did his business in town and bought groceries at Frank White's store. Entiat had two grocery and dry goods stores, a hardware, drugstore, a bank, lumberyard, small hotel, jewelry, butcher shop, shoe repair, a garage for the early cars.

There was always a hapy time when Christmas arrived. The teacher would have all the children present parts in the program. The Christmas tree would be cut and brought in by the older boys. It was always dressed in the finest paper garlands and popcorn strings along with tinsel and other keepsakes from year to year. Of course, wax candles. The community collections took care of the oranges and candy. The Christmas Candy always tasted better then it does now.

I can tell the forest ranger, Jim McKenzie, taking Eveline and I with his family to Wenatchee. He drove a Model T. with flat back fenders. With his family, we went to a silent movie at the Gem Theatre and had dinner at Peter Pan Restaurant & Bakery owned by his brother Bill and John Shiskoff. We got home late as the road was 30 miles of corderoy.

I could tell of Eveline getting kicked by our horse, Molly. Of Stanley carving a ball and chain out of wood, of Bill and Dave coming out of school after digging out a chicken stealing skunk, of David Trapping for fur, of Elmer falling off of the road and cutting his scalp open, of Herbert falling on ice and Alfred going into HAM radio, and of me getting too close to the river, Flora Dunked me and told mother I fell in. She saved me, HA! HA!

Dan Vaughn

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