Bison, OK Memories & Request
"I ran across your site doing a Google lookup on Bison, Oklahoma. I'm from Oklahoma but I've lived in Arizona for years. My Mother was born and grew up in Bison. I should re-state that. She grew up on a farm outside of Bison but Bison was the closest 'big town' to her.
My Grandmother lived on the farm until her husband died and then she moved "in town" and became the the postmaster of the post office until she passed away some time ago. I guess my revived interest in Bison is because my mother passed away last November and you know how the heart keeps bringing things up and memories associated. I spent many a summer in Bison staying with my grandmother. I was with my mother and brother at the time.
I'm wondering if any of your readers live anywhere close to Bison or pass there on the highway very often. Now I'll get to the biggest reason for writing.
I'm 50-years old and its been a long time since I was in Bison. I was hoping that someone might get some pictures of "downtown" Bison. It should be quick and easy because the last time I was there, the only things that constituted "downtown" was the grain silos, the co-op, the post office, a closed down auto repair and three churches. That was it. Oh yeah, on the other side of the highway was a bbq beef stand.
My biggest request would be pictures of the post office and especially the side walls of the post office. You see, the red brick used to build it was so soft, you could carve your name or initials or whatever into the brick. Of course, being a kid, my cousins and brother did just that. It has a little history too. My moms brother even carved his name into it when he was a boy which would have been about 70 years ago!
I miss spending summers there and I always have. My mothers parents were Tom and Wilma Reeder. Their daughter and son were Bette Ruth and Ted Reeder. Ted had two sons named Mike and Pat. Bette Ruth Reeder had two sons, Tim and Steve. I'm Steve. On the side walls of the post office there should be most of our names carved in to the wall. Right next to the post office is a small, two bedroom house that my grandmother lived in until she passed away. A picture or two of the house would be great two.
I don't know if anyone wants to do this, but it would sure be nice if someone would. I doubt I'll ever be by there again because I don't have any relatives living around there anymore." - Steve Simmons - email@example.com
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