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Pictorially Speaking MEMORY'S HOUSE 'House of old memories/ so plain/ now deserted and creak- with pain. No more to echo childish no secret planned no errands to run./ are your walls/ finger prints show/ tears, scrubbed & them long ago. -by LaVeta Randall Senior Citizens News everyone notice how Center looks since cleaned the carpets, the windows and out the flower classes have again on Tuesday Lois has fired the SeVeral times and says Seem to work better less time, so quilters have "been steadily, even re: Some new help, but Garden" pat- 's take a little but are so pretty Mrs. Ham is on another "Trip World" quilt top almost finished. I'm ready soon, as the next one to have a the frames. Friday noon will be Dish Birthday and Wednesday, Oct. be the Potluck There's always a lot done on dinner Night was well 153 who came to and hearing men's Barber- group from added their pro- the usual Country and Gospel music, a very enjoyable everyone. Larry. the leader (or whatever) of the Barbershop group of eight. Mabel Caldwell and Ruby Dobson were the kitchen workers. The musicians called Ruby to come out and be recognized, as it was her and Doe's 44th wedding anniversary. Doc reports his sister and brother-in-law in California are improving. Jim Rylant lost a sister-in- law in Ponca City last week. He spent the weekend in Fairfax. Recent Center visi- tors were Ruth Skinner, Walla Walla, WA., Mr.and MrS. Doyle Hardy, Farmers- ville, CA., Ortho and Sue Glenn, Bartlesville, and Polly Broyles from Senior score was tied till very near Citizens at Newkirk, aunt of the end. Kansas State was Edith Winsor. The Center is sponsoring a program on Drugs to be held each Thursdayat 7:00 p.m. It will be taught by Steve Willingham, pharmacist from the Perkins Drug. It will indU'de- .medications pre- scribed by your doctor for certain symptoms or condi- tions, under what circum- tions certain drugs should not be taken, which ones should not be taken at the same time, and etc., as well as problems of drug abuse. It will be about 1 hour each time and will last several weeks, beginning this Thurs. the 20th. The Center will be closed on Friday nights for awhile. Dinner Theatre -- Oct. 18-Nov. 13 Presents Frank Silvano's $ A MAD, MAD WORLD Around the Farm by Allan Wall II The wheat and alfalfa are I might also add that there coming up but we need some was an airplane flying above rain! Lewis Stadium Saturday .... during the game pulling a I was at the OSU-Kansas sign that read'SOONEROR State game for most of the LATER FMIO0 KATT. game Saturday and it was a (KATT is ala OKC radio lot tougher game than we station.) Well, we'll see thought it would be. But about that November 5. OSU managed to pull off a See you next week. 21-14 victory, though the -0- SILVANO JILL HARRIS , Wed, Thur, Oct 18, r wltil each ono 77 was the most spectacular show we have had... thatterecl all previous box office records. Don't miss it !" Barn & Plantation Dinner Theatres - St. Louis, Mo. bin ONE NIGHT SPECIALS! her Theatre Independence Hall Nov. 7 der Demand! Beautiful, Talented MARIA tat a Show $10.50 Nov. 10 Gala Dinner Dancel Lea Carter Conducting The JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA Buffet & Dance $10.S0 For ReBorVatlonz To All Shows Call 40S/528-5555 4,145 Lincoln Boulevard, O.K.C. 73105 actually ahead at one time in the first half! Meanwhile,. OU came from behind to beat Missouri 21-17. Next week OSU plays Kansas Univer- sity and the Sooners take on Iowa State. IF John Beeler Wilt Present Tis Ad At BLUMER'S CHAMPLIN before noon Oct. 26 Will Receive 5 Gal. of Gas WATCH THIS SPACE EACH WEEK--YOU MAY BE THE NEXT WINNER! Farmers Union Annual meeting is Nov. 3 The annual Payne County Farmers Union meeting will be held Nov. 3 at the Cimarron Ball Room. Under- wood's Barbecue will cater the affair and serving will begin at 6:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be the Oklahoma F.U. President George Stone. Entertainment will be Country and Westen Music by Charles Porter and Band. Drawing for door prizes will be held during the evening. Anyone planning to attend should contact their Farmers Union agent soon for reservations. -0- A trip to Payne County The W (The following account is my impression of my family's move from Missouri to Oklahoma. These events are based on factual happenings, however some segments are fiction- alized. This manuscript is not intended as a definitive history per se, but rather as a subjective view of a people and an era in our past. -J. C. Nininger (can't. from last week) The committee lost no time, but got everything ready that afternoon for the trip and started the next morning. They were gone about four weeks--all except Stu Jarvis; he got homesick and returned by train about ten days before the others. Meanwhile Father had heard from Joseph Cod at Clarkson, Oklahoma, who had written him about a farm within a mile of the Paradise Prairie Brethren Church, and the owner would consider trading for a farm in Missouri. The description sounded so good to Father that he did not wait for the scouting committee to return but went to Oklahoma by train, made a tentative deal with a Mr. Rufus Sadler to not only trade farms, but also livestock, farm machinery and household articles, then they both boarded the train for Warrensburg, Missouri to close the deal if everything was satisfactory. When they arrived in Missouri, Father showed Mr. Sadler our Missouri farm and spared no words extolling its virtues. They then compared notes about livestock and other personal property and soon concluded an agreement to trade, not only farms, but a goodly quantity of livestock, farm machinery, household furni. ture and other articles too numerous to mention. This arrangement was a great benefit to both parties because it eliminated a considerable transportation expense. So by the time Mr. Carrier and Mr. Moore returned from their scouting trip in Oklahoma, Father had been to Oklahoma and back and had traded for an Oklahoma farm and many of its appurtenances and was ready to make plans to move. A few days later Mother heard a knock at our back door. She opened the door and there stood Mr. Carrier. After the usual greetings he said he would like to see Jimmie. (All of Father's close friends called him Jimmie, as did Mother.) Mother told him that Father was in the barn and Mr. Carrier walked down to the barn and met Father. After the customary Brethren greetings Mr. Carrier said, "Well, we got back from our Oklahoma jaunt and we think it looks pretty good. All of the interested parties are going to meet at Mineral 22 roils of carpet in stock to choose from ',"HEATHER" st Oupont Antron III nylon. 10 colors. S Reg. $14.95 Hi-lo sculptured shag in Spice, Nougat, S earth tones. Reg $895 CAT" Hi-lo sculptured. e roll only- $ antique copper. Reg. $9.95 TRACK" Level loop residential or commercial 100% continuous filament nylon- Autumn Orange, Gold Rush, Evergreen $ Tek, French Blue, eo. $6.95 STAnTm AT: $ Hime=.m=t=he=on The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 20, 1977.3 on Train aFURNITImE 5 miles south of Sfillwater on U.S. 177 372-3390 J. C. Nininger, 1915 Creek Church next Sunday ' after church services to plan to move. There is talk of going by wagon train to save expense, but some plan will have to be worked out to move the articles that can't be moved in the wagons. Some want all of us to go partners and charter a box car, and that, among other things will be discussed Sunday and we would like for you to meet with us. It will be a picnic dinner like the other one was..sort of mix business vith pleasure." "I'm 'way ahead of you," said Father. "I've been to Oklahoma and back and traded for a farm down there and traded horses, cows, hogs, plows, harrows, plant- ers, binders, mowers, culti- vators, household goods and canned fruit--about every- thing but cats and dogs." Both men laughed. Mr. Carrier looked surprised. Father explained in detail about the letter from Joseph Cod, Father's trip to Okla- homa, his negotiating with Mr. Sadler, and finally making the trade. They continued the conversation, mostly about Oklahoma and getting moved. Father said he would meet with the others at Mineral Creek on the date that had been planned. By this time it was noon and Father invited Mr. Carrier to have dinner with us, which he did. The next Sunday the group met at the Mineral Creek Church as planned and discussed the various details of moving to Oklahoma. It was agreed to go by wagon train and to charter a boxcar to transport the livestock (except the horses they would use to draw the wagons in the wagon train) and other heavy and bulky articles. And it was decided that Father would accom- pany the boxcar and tend the stock and otherwise look after the welfare of the contents of the car. This suited Father because Mother was expecting t baby soon and could not travel until after that occurred. In making their plans there was one problem that required consultation with the railroad station agent: The boxcar would travel much faster than the wagon train and it would have to be loaded and wait a few days before starting, or the articles to be loaded into it would have to be stored until the wagon train got the necessary lead so that it would arrive at Stroud, Oklahoma at the same time as the boxcar. To work out this problem they delegated the original scout committee to take Father with them and consult with the railroad agent and work out a plan. They made arrangements to load the boxcar and leave it on a side track, and pen the livestock in the stockyards until time for the boxcar to leave. After they had completed their business with the railroad agent the four men decided that they would load the boxcar November S and that they would notify Father if any change in time had to be made. Anson Moore said he would care for the livestock until time for the wagon train to leave, and they employed another mem- ber of the church to care for them after that until time for the boxcar to leave. On November 5 all of the interested parties were on hand bright and early to help load the boxcar. With so many to help, the job was quickly and easily done. There was much bantering and jesting among the members of the group. Mr. Williams said to Mr. Carrier, "Harley, I've heard that the cream in Oklahoma is so thick that they have to gouge it out of the pitcher with a spoon. Is that so?" "Well," said Mr. Carrier, "I never saw it that thick. but sometimes it came out of the pitcher in chunks, and that's no lie." While they were all together Jed Larson made a deal with Father for my brother John and me to drive one of his two wagons, because none of the I.arson boys were old enough to drive a team. The group also decided on a time and place for the wagons of the wagon train to assemble. The time was November 7, the place was the Carrier home. Part II The year was 1899. The date November 7, early in the morning. The crowing of a rooster, the tinkling of a cow bell in a nearby barnyard and the clacking of a moving wagon a quarter mile distant punctuated the silence of the crisp, filmy pre-dawn autumn air as the dawn slowly pushed the darkness of the night over the western horizon. Thin columns of blue smoke rose straight up from the half-dozen camp fires beside as many covered wagons grouped in the farmyard and along the road in front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Carrier near Leeton, Missouri. The mouth-watering a- roma of homemade bacon sizzling in the skillets and the coffee brewing in the pots on the camp fires filled the air. Mrs. Carrier lifted the cover of her cast iron dutch oven and anxiously inspected her biscuits by the light of the kerosene lantern which she carried in her hand. Among the wagons could be heard the munching of the horses as they ate their grain and hay, and Mr. Williams, who was currying one of them was heard whistling "Dixie". While the women prepar- ed breakfast, the men curried and harnessed the horses in order that they would be ready to hitch to the wagons as soon as breakfast was finished and the camping equipment was loaded in the wagons, because everyone was'anx- ious to get started. The personnel of the wagon train composed of the Carrier family, (Mr. and Mrs. Carrier and their eight children); Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Jones; Stuart Jar- vis; Mr. and Mrs. George Gregory; M. and Mrs. Jed Larson and their five children; Mr. and Mrs. Walt Williams; Anson Moore; Jake and John Nininger. All of these except the Larson family and the Nininger boys had come to the meeting place the evening before and had camped there that night in order to get an early start the next morning. The Nininger boys had stayed all night with the Larsons because they were to drive one of Larson's two wagons. Everyone at the camp site was ready to go and were nervously awaiting the arri. val of the Larsons and some were complaining because of the delay. (To be continued) -0- Sudafed Cold Tablets 24's reg. I 's Maalox Tylenol Suspension Tablets 12 oz. Reg. 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