During my early youth – my grandma raised me as my parents both worked.
I remember sitting on her lap and asking when I could go to school to see a first grader
walking down the street – who was two years older than I!
I think this puts me at about four years old!
She was everything to me and I am sad that my memories are not more there about her.
These were my mother’s parents and he passed away before I was born – my middle name is after him.
Granma was 85 years old when she passed away and had 11 children!
She was PA. DUTCH – Maiden name of Schick,
and followed the lumber camps around –
cooking meals for all the lumberjacks in Pa.
She met my grandfather during that time.
He was Irish and English – a big man – some say 6’3″ –
They were both what we called down homers in Pa.
The Brookville – Corsica area below Dubois.
My grandfather was a farmer and produced his own flower – pork – beef – milk and vegetables.
It was said during the Great Depression – he would walk and carry food to the neighbors
to keep them from starving – never asking for anything in return –
as they had 11 children of their own to feed.
He passed from a heart attack as he was pulling a hog up to butcher.
Just a little family history to pass on to my kids – as there is not many left of my generation.
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