Sunday, June 22, 2008

PANSY HOUSER'S HOME


The Home of Pansy Houser



See the Hotel in the background

Thursday, June 12, 2008

GOOD PICTURE FOR CONVERSATION


What is the story behind this photo?


This is a picture that was in our trunk that had nothing written on the back (like a lot of other pictures).
It is a neat picture and I'm sure that it has some great stories behind it.

Does anyone have a picture similar to this that is labeled?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PARADISE PRAIRIE RANCH


In Feb. we emailed Dan and Jim
and asked if this link was the Eulert Ranch.



http://www.paradiseprairieranch.com/

Dan replied . . . . . . "Yes that is it. Our farm borders it on the southeast."

Jim replied . . . . . . "It looks like it. I know it was sold when dad was ill. It was around 4,000 acres. The house looks like the one Ott and Elsie lived in. The picture would be taken from the North to North east. Almost like you were coming down the road. The guy that bought it was from Hill City, Stockton or somewhere in that direction. If you read through it, it talks about more acreage in Trego county."
















PARADISE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1925

Standing - from left to right
Hazel Dodson Harrell, John Morrill, unknown,
Arthur Chesney and Marie Rich.

Seated - from left to right
unknown and Floyd Houser.


Marie (Post - Elliott) Quenzer found the annual.
One unknown is Luther Nelson and the other is
Joseph Marlow. Anyone know which is which?


Millard thought the left man on the front row is Alfred Thompson.
Can anyone help us out?

1930 PHOTO'S

Can you name these young girls in these 1930 photo's?













































































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Back Row Marie (Post) Elliott Quenzer - Alice (Dodson) Whitman - Elma (Dodson) Lowder. Front Row - Wenona (Day) Stout - Helen (Dodson) Pfortmiller Burger.

LADIES QUARTET 1931


Girls Quartet and their Teacher.

From left to right
Eileen Brown, Helen Burger,
Florence Hutchcraft (teacher)
Kathryn Harrell and Alice Whitman.



PARADISE BAND 1930-31

Who are the Band Members?

We still have the picture and all of the names are on the back. However . . . we can't remember the safe place that we put the picture.

The one on the front right hand side is John Harrell. On John's right is Joe Kvasnick and on Joe's right is Ewing Hutchcraft.
Norman Hutchcraft is in the second row, second from the left.



I received an email from Norma Hutchcraft Williams, June 26th. I really appreciate the email's I receive from each of you. That is the only way I know that you have seen this blog. Thank You Norma.

Feel free to email me if you don't want to try the Comment method.

Onnalee@foundwoodcarvings.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

LOOK AT THIS MAGNIFICENT VIEW - 1955


ISN'T THE VIEW IN THIS PHOTO WONDERFUL?

The High School, the old Methodist Church,
the Water Tower and Guess Who?
I wonder how long it will take Dan Hoisington to see this picture. I like to remind him to view this blog every once in a while . . . . but I'm testing him this time.

Anyway . . . .

Pat Hoopes Preston sent this.
From left to right - on the ground.
Pat Hoopes, Wanda Strecker, Alice Pfortmiller and Danny Hoisington on the top.

WHAT CLASS!


Beauty or Beasts?


Another good one from Pat!

Roger Heitschmidt, Randy Heitschmidt,
Vernon White, Randall Weller and
Connie Hudnell

50 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION

Hot Chicks from the class of 1958 . . . .


This picture ws taken in 1957 at the
Jr. and Sr. Prom.
They were servers for the prom.

Dorene Reich, Reva Bear,
Pat Hoopes, Alice Pfortmiller,
Vada Dwinelle, Sundra "Sandy" Mae Marcotte












TWO GIRLS AND A TRUCK


Linda Hoopes and Sharon Dwinelle
beside the Rodgers- Hoisington Truck.
How NEAT!

Monday, June 9, 2008

READY TO CHEER FOR PARADISE

Yea! Paradise!!

Another picture of the old
Methodist Church in the
background.



Pat Hoopes Preston corrected my comment.
Thanks to her, we now have the names.

"The middle one is Pat Hoopes to the left is Alice Pfortmiller and to the right is Sandra Marqotte. Thats from horse's mouth.. Pat"

(We should have recognized Alice. She is Millard's cousin. I didn't know her at that age.
I have a picture of her and her family. Will try to post it soon.)

WHO ARE WE?




Pat said . . .
"The posers are . . .
Top left - Alice Pfortmiller Wiggs
Top right - Pat Hoopes Preston









Left - Jack Hoopes
Right - Pat Hoopes Preston
"We all act silly but had a great time. Pat"









Alice Pformiller Wiggs
1955
Good picture of the old
Methodist Church in the
background.





GRADE SCHOOL


Name the class
the teacher
the year

FAMILY MEMORIES





Back row . . . .
Glen, Larry and Jack
Front row . . . .
Velma, Linda and Pat
These pictures were taken when Jim Grimes died and that's all of the family from the first group that could come. The grand kids and cousins and other were there. Sharon Dwinelle
was there also. Of course cousins.
Terry lives in New York.
Delphan lives in Fla.
Larry lives in Wichita, Ks.
Glen and Linda in Colo.
Velma lives in Woodston and
Jack lives in Russell Kans.
I live in Wolfforth Tex.
Of course Marjorie died of cancer so that's the lot of the Hoopes Family.. 9 of us.
Made Paradise proud for the basketball teams boys and girls.

A FAMILY PICTURE


The Hoopes Family
All of them attended Paradise Schools and were active in all activities


So many wonderful memories from Pat.
"This is a picture from the farm house out on the road to Pfortmillers. We use to sell milk and raise milk cows and have a team of horses called Bill and Tony. They plowed and helped a lot on the farm. Those were the good old days. Pat





"The pictures of my family is Lee and Louise -Mom and dad- Delphan Velma, Marjorie, Larry,Glen Pat,Linda, Jack,Terry--all Hoopes."

YOUNG LADIES


Pat and Linda Hoopes

The two girls in bathing suits are Pat Hoopes Preston, the tall , and Linda, her sister, is the shorter one my sister. Marjorie made those suits for them out of toweling material.
Pat said, "We were proud of them."












Pat Hoopes Preston











Sunday, June 8, 2008

MEMORIES FROM PAT


Pat wrote out some good memories in her Comments under Van and Millard's cowboy picture.
I decided to post them here, in case some of you are not clicking on Comments.

"The one on the left was a lot more in trouble then the one on the right. Millard wasn't a person that was in trouble. Van was another story....? Of course I was an angel ha ha.

I didn't know they had fixed up the Brown house that nice its really pretty. Elaine and I was good buds and had lots of fun.


Dan Hoisington responded in a comment under Dean Brown's Home . . . . . .

"My Nephew had the porch rebuilt and refinished the interior. Also added a finished attic with 2 bedrooms. He still needs to do the kitchen which is being worked on now."

Pat responded in a comment below

My Brother Delphan was born in that house. Did you know the Hoopes family lived there at one time, but that was when Mom and Dad had only one child. Eight of us came later.. Brown House .. Pat

Pat also commented under the Dean Brown Home

Don't know whether you all got this message but My older Brother Delphan Hoopes was born in that Brown house as it stands. Who would of thunk a Hoopes born in a Brown house. Did you know the Hoopes lived there at one time???? Delphan is 10 years older then me and he is like a second dad to me.Pat




GOING TO SCHOOL


A boy on his bicycle

He is older now . . . he is even a Grandpa.
And . . . he is bald headed . . . so he says.

He is in front of the old Post Office and the house between the boy and the Post Office, in the back is Jon Bach's.


What do you remember about Jon Bach?

I received an email from Pat Hoopes Preston. She had some interesting thoughts that each of you probably remember.
Click on Comments.

A NEAT PICTURE

This picture was taken in 1914.
This is a photo of Dick Harrell (Millard's Dad) and his friend, "the mule".
Don't know whether he rode the mule or not.
Is there anyone out there that saw Dick ride it?
I doubt it. You would have to be at least 94.
Just asking!!!!

PICTURE FOR JON ANDERSON


Jon, this is a picture of Teddy (the dog). Do you remember him?

Harrell Family Picture


Back Row - Nancy Ann Harrell, Mark Harrell, Freddie Schilling, Helen Harrell, Bob Harrell (Mark's son and daughter-in-law)

Middle Row - Katie Harrell, Everett Harrell, Avery Post, Kathryn Harrell and Hazel Harrell.

Front Row - Nancy Harrell (Lawler), J.T. Harrell, Doris Harrell, Millard Harrell with dog, Teddie.


The two children on ront row are Cheri and Cindi Harrell (Daughters of Bob and Helen).

Saturday, June 7, 2008

NANCY ANN HARRELL'S 88TH BIRTHDAY


Grandma Harrell (Nancy Ann Harrell) with her son,
Everett (Dick) Harrell and her daughter Sarah Post
on her 88th Birthday.

HARRELL FARMSTEAD

The Harrell Farmstead
East of The Church of the Nazarene






















To the Students that were in HS when I (Onnalee) was teaching?
Remember when Mrs. Ochs (teacher) and her kids came to school smelling like a skunk?
They lived in the above house and evidently they were invaded by a skunk family.

What happened?
My memory is that Mr McCabe made them go home until they could rid themselves of the skunk smell. The HS building collected their smell very rapidly.

Not For Beauty


The inside of the Harrell Farmstead