Monday, May 18, 1942, Aida Austin was disappointed she could not get her cracked wheat bread at the A&P. She stopped in at Andrew Parker’s for a paper and saw Bertha Sullivan and her sister. When Aida was at Randolph’s … Continue reading →
It’s been like Christmas here for several days. I did find a descendant of Justus and Mary Wells Hickok. I have been pursuing for several years and I now have a third descendant of the Eldred-Austin Cousins (children of Augustus … Continue reading →
I am hoping to have the whole manuscript (with well over 1,000 photos) for Book 3: “Farewell to Eldred,” 1920–1950, ready for Gary within a couple weeks. Typically it takes another 2 months before the book is ready to go … Continue reading →
Do anyone of my Halfway Brook readers know if anyone with the surname Hickok still lives in the Town of Highland? Asa and Esther Hinman Hickok and their five children moved from Connecticut to what was Lumberland in 1811. Their … Continue reading →
Montfaucon, France, October 12–17, 1918 McKinley’s outfit arrived in the vicinity of Montfaucon on October 12. They suffered casualties from the heavy shelling of enemy guns the next day. That evening the 11th Infantry took up a position around Ferme … Continue reading →
It was a custom of families of servicemen to hang a service Flag in the window of their homes. The Service Flag had a star for each family member in the military. Living servicemen were represented by a blue star, … Continue reading →
My mom grew up in Barryville with the Delaware River viewable from their front porch. Here she is with her brother John and a friend Fred Dieckoff near the Delaware at flood stage when the ice is breaking up.
Eldred Retaliates over Yulan in Second Game this Spring. The Eldred baseball team, undaunted by their defeat at the hand of the Yulan team on April 16th, again met the Yulan team on the Eldred diamond and defeated them by … Continue reading →