Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan). Archives, Labels (tags), and other links appear at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

He had an office in the Marquette Building? Who knew?

Posted in December 1926, a letter to Santa from the Kerr sisters

Honesty or Catholic guilt?
Either way, Bonnie thought to offer improvement.
But... a wash board? Who was she kidding?

Mary had a few things to say to Santa too.
She continued her letter on the back of her page.
I decided not to publish that side.
Trust me, she just repeated herself.

As you can see here,
Mary and Bonnie did
try to be better in 1927.
Santa must have delivered!

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This early writing sample from poet Bonnie Elizabeth Parker doesn't begin to hint at the skills to come. Read her amazing later works at Dark Tigers, daily through the end of this year.

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2 comments:

Terry Thornton said...

T.K., Thanks for the memories at the Christmas Advent Calendar --- the children holding a greeting photo was super! And this post about a note to Santa is so interesting. But I really appreciate the link to the poetry. I'll go back and read and read. Thanks.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Terry Thornton
Hill Country of Monroe County

T.K. said...

Thank you, Terry. I've really enjoyed doing the Dark Tigers blog this year. I was way too young to appreciate my aunt's poetry when she was still living, but I'm in awe of her every day as I post her work.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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