Okay, so yesterday I wrote about my visit to Haubstadt, Indiana, my “home by choice.” I promised more pictures so here are a few of my favorites:
This is Haubstadt’s Town Hall, where Bonnie Schmitt-Wagner works her magic. She’s a dynamo, folks. You need something organized? Call Bonnie. Next is the view from Town Hall that resonates the most with me. I remember the silos and the rail road tracks in Haubstadt much more than the buildings on Main Street. Hmmm. Funny what sticks and what doesn’t.
I mentioned my friend Jalane Weber, but the picture I included was too dark, and she kindly sent me a better picture to share:
After we shared a meal, she took me to her family’s farm and we met with her sisters. Then we headed to Evansville, where I went to high school. Here’s a picture of F.J. Reitz.
I’m including a picture of Armstrong Elementary, which is now a community center. My younger brothers and sister attended there until we left Indiana, but I only went for 8th grade. We had two grades per room, and our principal, Nobel pate, was also our 7th/8th grade teacher. My graduating class had a grand total of 7 students. Incidentally, riding the school bus for HOURS is where I met the greatest people and formed the best friendships. We only lived about a mile from our school, but the bus traveled all over the countryside to pick up students who attended Reitz and Mater Dei.
My older sister and I had horses, Lady and Bucky. We leased a pasture, which is now someone’s yard, but we kept them at the Baehl’s farm right across highway.
Well, that’s enough for one day. I gotta go walk the dog. Really. That’s not code for anything… :9~