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STEVE FRIEND re: Old lumber yards, animal pelts, etc. -- remembering our Richland Twp. childhoods ... 10-14-09

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  • Bob Friend
    My dear Cousin Steve, as usual, is a wealth of information. THANKS, CUZ !! --Bob Friend ... From: stevecorunna@aol.com To: bobandkerstin@sbcglobal.net Sent:
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      My dear Cousin Steve, as usual, is a wealth of information.  THANKS, CUZ !!
       
                      --Bob Friend
       
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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.

      Steve
       
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