Oakie's NW Corner...
Oklahomans watched and are still watching as Mother Nature springs
more thunderstorms, tornadoes in central parts of Oklahoma with
a distinct sense of déjà vu Thursday, 8 May 2003 and
Friday, 9 May 2003. It was only four years ago (3 May 1999) that
another Tornado created havoc in Southern Oklahoma City near Moore.
You can checkout NewsOK.com for
more past, present Storm views. It is that time of year, isn't it?
I am sitting in NW Oklahoma on the dry side of the storms that
have been revisiting the central parts of Oklahoma -- I am safely
out of the reach of Mother Nature's rath! It is calm here in NW
Oklahoma, but from talking to others in OKC this Friday evening,
tornadoes seem to be keeping the weathermen and officials busy again
tonight. They say this weekend is suppose to be clear for Mother's
Day this Sunday, though.
AND... Oklahoman's are survivers! We bounce back! It's like Dorothy,
Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion in the "Wizard of Oz" -- Each
were devastated and searching for something in their lives that
they thought they had lost due to the disasters and doldrums of
every day life. They only had to look inside of themselves to discover
that they always had what it took to become a survivor... A Brain
to Think, Courage to Act, a Heart to Feel, and the Love of Family
of America... One
of our readers was asking about Modern Woodmen of America (MWA)
and the cemetery stone that is in the form of a tree at the Alva
Cemetery. I went up there today to get a snapshot of that cemetery
marker. Very Interesting. Click the photo for larger view.
This tree-like cemetery marker reads: MWA (Modern Woodmen of America)
- William N. Harbaugh, born June 29, 1868; died Aug. 14, 1906. I
could barely read the rest of the stone.
I looked up in the Footprints Across Woods County and found
some information about Harbaugh and his brother George A Harbaugh
on page 279. It mentioned that William was an older brother of George.
When they were in their twenties, they rode horseback to stake a
claim 10 miles south of Alva at the opening of the Cherokee Outlet.
William developed typhoid fever and passed away at the age of 35
years. William also left behind a widow (Lillie) and a small daughter
George Alexander Harbaugh had a grain office and was later president
and manager of Alva Flour Mills. Later he was president of Central
National Bank (Alva National Bank) and organized banks of Freedom
Murals... Last week I showed you a photo of an unfinished mural
painting of the Old McKeever Schoolhouse. I have another
shot that shows it finished this week with the artist's signature
in the lower-left corner. The Alva
Mural Society has been busy lately.
same artist (Cooke) has already started on the next Mural
- WW Starr Lumber located on the west half of the 600 block,
southside of the street on Flynn Avenue. This photo is a view of
Starr Lumber's eastside of business and the alley on the east. Here's
another shot of Starr Lumber showing the Corner
of 7th Street & Flynn Ave.
Naming of New Li'l Sorrell Filly... One reader suggested
I name the filly "Diamond Lil" or "Lil" for
short, because of the pronounced diamond on the forehead. She was
also wondering if I used the name, would that make her the filly's
godmother? Sounds good to me!
If you are a mother, Happy Mother's Day this Sunday! Accept these
NW Oklahoma Irises as a small token from another NW Okie Mother!
See you all next weekend.
~~ Linda "oaKie" ~~
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, 11 May 2003
To All Mothers
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Mailbag & Links Corner....
Hello... "It is wonderful to see the picture of the
Choir. Sorry I can't help on additional names. Would certainly
like to hear from anyone who remembers the Dunn kids. Anson Martin,
Dick Vanosdal, Arthur Tanner, Ernie ?, Joe Higenbotham, etc."
-- Blake Dunn - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 May 2003 Weather... "Yesterday I hauled wood, built
a fire and watched it snow. There wasn't any accumulation and it got
up to 51 degrees in the late afternoon. I was stunned to see news
of the tornado when I turned on CNN this morning. I'm glad you and
Dave live in the northwest part of town. I hope you were home paying
attention to the weather reports when the storms blew through. The
map on the NewsOK site comparing the
paths of yesterday's tornado with the one on 3 May 99 was excellent."
"HELP! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough
people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food
donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than
a minute to go to their site and click on feed an animal in need
for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers
use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected
animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site - www.theanimalrescuesite.com!
Pass it along to people you know."
Filly's Name... "Regarding the fillys name: With
such a pronounced diamond on this little beauty, I think a fitting
name would be Lil, as in Diamond Lil. The name represents the lovely
Easter flower also and an instant reminder of the time she was born.
Thanks for re-subscribing me after Okie Legacy was mysteriously whisked
out of my e mails. If you should choose to accept Lil for a namedoes
that make me the Godmother? That would be a first for me." --
Mares, Foals, Fillies & Colts... "Colt: 1.
A young male horse. 2. A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old English. Filly: 1. A young
female horse. 2. Informal A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English filli, from Old Norse fylja. Foal:
The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially
one under a year old. INTRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: foaled,
foal·ing, foals. To give birth to a foal. ETYMOLOGY: Middle
English fole, from Old English fola. The MARES are FOALING, giving
birth to FOALS (babies), either FILLIES (female) or COLTS (male)."
2S Hotel - Waynoka... "We have a copy of the 2S Hotel
photo at the Waynoka Museum. I believe it was built by the Quinlan
brothers, whose ranch south of Waynoka - was the 2S Ranch. I'm sure
that you doubt, as I do, the date provided by the ebay seller. It
surely was built after the opening of the Cherokee Outlet. Its location:
the corner of Cecil and Missouri, where the Chimney Rock Car Wash
is located now. I'd appreciate any other information you receive!"
-- Sandie - Email: email@example.com
Modern Woodsmen... "Just thought you'd like to know that
there is also one of these tree stump tombstones at the Garrison Cemetery
near Dacoma. I can't remember who it is right at the moment but I
will check it out. Then maybe we can find a local family member who
can tell us what this was all about. I am curious too." -- Patti
Woodsmen of the World... "The Woodsmen of the World was
a fraternal organization in the 1800's turned insurance company. It
obviously wasn't too strong an organization."
Woodmen of the World... "The Woodmen of the World is a
mutual benefit society. They still exist, and it seems there main
function is to offer low cost life insurance."
Starr Bio... ".....As a teenager during
the Civil War, Belle Shirley reported the positions of Union troops
to Confederacy. One of her childhood friends in Missouri was Cole
Younger, who served in Quantrill's guerillas with Jesse and Frank
James. After the war these men (and later Cole's three brothers, among
others) turned to outlawry, primarily that of robbery of banks, trains,
stagecoaches, and people. In their flights from lawmen they would
sometimes hide out at the Shirley farm, through which Belle became
very tight with the James and Younger gangs. Their influence would
be part of the reason Belle would turn to crime herself....."
--Another Link: Ballad
of Belle Starr
Conference On German POWs In America... "The press release
refers to a Conference
on the WWII Experience of German POW's in America. The conference
will take place at Coe College in Cedar Rapids from May 30 - June
Cedar Rapids/Iowa-By the end of the
Second World War some 425,000 German, Italian and Japanese POWs found
themselves imprisoned in the United States. Millions more Axis and
Allied POWs were held in other camps in Europe, the Soviet Union,
Canada, Australia and Africa. Most moderns, though, have no idea about
this subchapter of WWII history. A conference set to be held at Coe
College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the end of May 2003, however, will
With a roster of speakers, films and
discussions which focus on the experiences of POWs from that period
and around the world, it promises to provide information rarely available
and scarcely known. Both academics and hobby historians will find
the topics explored of interest and accessible. And, in this time
of international conflict, issues related to these stories are too
timely: While Axis and Soviet POWs were both the perpetrators as well
as the victims of dictatorships and state-sponsored terror, for example,
POW experiences on all sides embody ageless and timely themes of war
and peace, justice under arms and issues regarding human rights, international
reconciliation and future conflict avoidance.
Topics to be explored include what
countries' soldiers were imprisoned where and how long (up to 11
years after the war ended!), how locals interacted with them, how
they were treated and how their treatment was expemplar or lacking,
and how POWs might be treated at present and in the future. To learn
more about the conference, visit the 2003 conference button at www.TRACES.org,
or contact Coe professor John Chaimov at firstname.lastname@example.org or via
telephone at 319.364.0045.
If you have any questions please contact:
Steve Feller (email@example.com) or John Chaimov (Jchaimov@coe.edu )
of America, 1920s... ".....The Modern Woodmen of America
is a fraternal benefit society organized in 1883 by Joseph Cullen
Root. It began as an all male group, but in 1895 organized a women's
group, the Royal Neighbors of America, which had existed previously
as an unofficial female auxiliary to the Modern Woodmen. The organization
and its local groups, called "camps," held social events
and carried out benevolent work. Assessments of and benefits to members
were an important part of the organization's purpose. The Modern Woodmen
exists today as a legal reserve fraternal assessment society....."
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