Shanes Crossing Chronicle, December 1999

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Shanes Crossing Chronicle, December 1999


It is certainly hard to believe that December is here. The society has had a successful fall with good attendance at its meetings and another successful heritage dinner. We want to thank Jane Now, Kay Thomas, Nancy Thomas, and others for the work they did in putting together another great dinner. These ladies also organized asnother town garage sale.

If you have passed the log house recently you may think there has been litle work done to it, but the men have spent many hours weatherproofing the logs. They have continued to work on the chimney. They think the work will never be finished.

We haven’t had many donations recently, but in early December I received two sweatshirts from the Jerry Schaadt family of Rockford which we can sell and keep the proceeds. We also received on the same day a letter from Mary Ann Coppage of West Hartford, Connecticut. Mary Ann is the daughter of Carl and Catherine Hawk and was born and raised in Rockford. She sent three postcards she found at an antique show in Sarasota, Florida. These cards show the original school in Rockford, a class picture of room #3 in 1908 at this school, and the prsent Colonial Rest Home of south Main Street when it had a very small tree in front of it. We thank these people for these donations.

The Christmas Walk on December 5 was a rainy day, but the log house was warm and dry. Roy and Mona Thompson organized the food table with homemade cookies and hot cider. Considering the bad weather we had a good number of people visit during the afternoon.

Now is the time to pay your dues for the year 2000. For only $5 per person you can become a member. If you do not have a membership form, you can contact the president for one.