My dear Cousin Steve, as
usual, is a wealth of information. THANKS, CUZ !!
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Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: Old lumber yards, animal pelts, etc. -- remembering our
Richland Twp. childhoods ... 10-14-09
Cuz Bob -
I remember well the
lumber yard in Corunna. One of my early childhood friends was Larry
Matson, and his Dad, Willis Matson owned the Corunna lumber yard. It was
located where Albright's is at today, right across from the house where I lived
when we lived in Corunna.
Larry and I spent
many hours playing in the yard, including the sheds where the lumber was stored.
It's a wonder we weren't crushed by the stacks of lumber.
I know the Matson
family quite well. Willis and Doris were the parents, and they had several
children, Ellen, Lee, Jim, Nancy, and Larry. I think this is the
approximate age ranking, from oldest to youngest.
Squires had a sawmill
on US 6, just west of Waterloo, which is still there today. Their name was
spelled as I have it. "Ike" was one of the sons, and I think he was about
5-10 years older than us. He ran around with Jim Matson as I recall.
Ike was also involved with the Corunna Boy Scout troop. We met in
the old Corunna train station.