The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Cindy Wilson Hart, do you remember how much you enjoyed Colorforms? You loved them at home but you especially enjoyed them on flights when you will little. The airlines used to give them out to little ones on planes.

Monday, December 17, 2018


This is the obituary of my mother's grandpa. He died at my Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins' house in Guthrie, Indiana.


Becky and I each got one just like this one year for Christmas. We love them. I'm sure our friends wrote many silly things in them and we were so proud! My grandkids would think it crazy to get one of these today. Technology has taken over.

Sears Christmas Book 1952

Becky and I loved sitting cuddled up on the couch looking through the annual selection of Christmas Wishbooks. In 1952 Becky was two and I was 5. We always had big dreams deciding what we wanted Santa to bring. We also knew to narrow that list down to only a couple of items! We always got the main item we wanted. Somehow, Santa always knew!! I have so many fond Christmas memories.


I wasn't born until the forties but I still have found memories of Christmas shopping on the square, visiting Santa and the Toyland at the Fair Store, etc when I was a young child. Being out on cold days like this on the square was exciting. This photo is looking south from 15th and J Streets. I love the pictures of these old cars.

Monday, November 5, 2018


Found this and thought it a fun recollection of the local 1934 election in Lawrence County in Indiana, especially since tomorrow is the national mid-term elections. I especially like the part about losing a bet and pushing another around the downtown square in a wheelbarrow. Also, I enjoyed Mr. Long's campaign expenses. Click on article to enlarge for easier reading.

Monday, October 15, 2018

MY DAD 1944

So thankful to my niece, Stacy Ritter, for sending me this picture today. This is my dad Harold Wayne Sowders, on the left, and his cousin Ervin 'Bud" Ritter together in London during their time in England during WWII. What a treasure this is not only for me but for my children and grandchildren.