On the Road Again
NW Okie's travels have taken her up the California coastline this last week to the Napa Valley wine country, Friday 13th, July 13, 2007. Thought you might want to catch a quick peek of NW Okie taking in the sunset, July 10, 2007 at San Simeon, California.
Growing Up In Oklahoma
We are in the process of taking down Kenneth Updike's stories and ramblings of "Growing Up In Oklahoma" because Kenneth asked us, "To remove all of my previous writings to you about my Ramblins. Personal stories that I told you and your readers. My Son has had all of my writings, and notes copyrighted so that we can put them in a book or booklet. His idea. I really have no objections to this, but he insists we can be viewed by more people. I leave it up to him. Thanks for your help in the past, and I still read your Okie Legacy nearly every week."
Enos W. Parsons (Oklahoma Black Slave)
Enos W. Parsons (Oklahoma Black Slave)... "I do not know if it is true, but he supposedly had an affair with Samantha Labadie and when it was born, her husband Frank Labadie, saw it was black and killed Enos and the baby, then years later, Frank killed Samantha and himself, the deathdate on their graves are the same. The cemetary info says Enos may or may not be buried there. Go to Google and type in labadie house in Copan OK. " -- Kendi Regier
I had to turn off my computer just about the time this message was coming in because lightning was dancing all around and thunder was booming loudly here. It continued raining most of the night and my dog (Duchess) kept waking me from her place in the bathroom wanting to go out, but everytime I'd open the back door for her, she'd scoot back past me to hide in her bed. I couldn't get her to go out 'til the rain had almost quit about 8:30 this morning. My rain gauge this morning shows another 2.35" of rain overnight and the grass is growing so rapidly you can almost see it daring me to start mowing again (and of course it's too wet for that).
I was born in Carmen in 1938. My dad was superintendent of the Cherokee light and power plant and then overhauled the Carmen system. I have a number of photos of a parade in Carman with my folks (Vernon and Neita Ewing Hedrick), and the Ewing families of Aline, McWille, Helena areas at these parades if you might be interested. My family moved to Caif. during the summer of 41 and dad became chief electrician for Lockeed
Aircraft plant during the war and mom was a true "Rosie the Riveter" at Vega Aircraft." -- Larry Hedrick - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Napa Valley Wineries & Sights
These are just a few of the Napa Valley wineries and sites that we visited last week, Thanks to Terry and John Kent for their great hospitality and friendship.
El Reno Postcard
Alva High Class of '63 Reunion
"The Alva High Class of '63 will have its 45th reunion on Memorial Day Weekend of 2008. If you have not received an email from me, please email me so you will be on my email list. We had a great turn out for our last reunion... but know that this reunion will be the best ever! See you soon!" -- Kay (Coffman) Campbell - Email: email@example.com
Missing OkieLegacy Ezine
"It has probably been a couple of months since I last received an issue don't remember. I miss it. Hope you enjoy the rest of the trip. I've visited some of the places you mention. We pulled our horns in and sold our RV. Three dollar gasoline took all the thrill out of that. Martha nearly had to hold a gun on me to make me fill up the 50 gallon tank. I just got back from a trip, by air, to visit me daughter and family in Michigan. I got a grandkid fix, but was once again reminded of why God only gives children to young people."
WWI Remount Depot No. 333
"Greg Krenzelok forwarded your e-mail to me regarding the photo of Remount Depot no. 333 during WW1. I am the owner of the photo in question and it's ironic that you have a heritage centered in NW OK. I
have just finished publishing my Father's autobiography. You might be interested in knowing where he was raised. There is a little town about as far NW as you can get in OK called Kenton. Although my Father wasn't born there he was raised and joined the Army from there. Michael Wragg, who's Grandfather is featured on the other website was very fortunate in being left a great deal of memorabilia and coincidentally we found out that Mike's Grandfather and my Father served together in the same
squadron all during and after WW1. My Father was listed in his diary. I believe I might be able to assist you in any endeavors but truthfully I am one of the world's worst typists. It might be much more convenient if you would either send me a phone # where you can be reached or call me at (928) 774-4962. I live in Flagstaff and apparently you came through here in your recent travels. It's too bad we did not know of each other's existence at that time. It might be interesting to all of you, I have a new e-mail address and even though I keep monitoring both of them my new address seems to be much more convenient." -- Robert Phillips - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7/13/2007 - Capt. Harvey Edgeworth... "Hello, My Uncle and Godfather was Harvey Edgeworth. Your website is wonderful, I've been pouring over it for days now. If anyone who reads this has any further information that might help me, I'd be forever grateful. His name is Harvey Everett Edgeworth (spelled Edgworth in the diary), in 1944 he was Captain of Company B in the 290th Infantry and also listed as Hq Co 1st Battalion. My e-mail is: email@example.com and my phone number is 805-896-7725. Gratefully." -- Scott W. Robinson - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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