33620On behalf of Bernard Gaas
- Feb 28 8:33 PMMy cousin Bernard was having trouble posting this and asked me to, so here
it is. Nice memories.
Nice story Lottie, about your favorite teacher there in West Columbia, Hi.
Back in those days, , I lived near Bay City,, where they had the annual Rice
Festival. The best part was the hour long parade which always included
Hi School bands, and I always liked to watch Band director Albert
Kubena and his West Columbia Hi School band in the parade.. Yes, I saw you
guys there many times. Albert was such a fine looking band leader and
the band looked and performed splendidly.. I knew Al Kubena
because we lived in the community of
Frenstat , Which was near Dime Box. Alberts beautiful wife, Dorothy
Pivonka, also comes from Hi Prairie, which was a stones throw from
Frenstat.. I feel certain that I was an altar boy at their wedding.
Anyway, I used to think Dorothy and her sister ,
Gerldine, were the prettiest girls there were.!! Must remind you here,,
that Albert Kubenas wife, Dorothy was the Kolach Queen at the Kolach baking
Festival in Caldwell, several times. Some of you surely remember that
Albert and Dorothy retired to The
Deanville or Dime Box area, where Albert died while still a young man..
My recollections of Dime Box are when the Catholic Church there was a
mission to Frenstat's Holy Rosary Parish. Father Matl from the Frenstat
Parish, ministered to both parishes and the muddy roads sometimes were
almost impassable, especially on the 1934 model Plymouth coupe that Father
Matl drove, so Mr. Clement Sobotik always drove him in his 1930 Model A
the weather made the roads almost impassable.. The mud roads were no
problem for this Ford!
Dime Box was largely, a Breathern community, in the beginning, from the
size of their cemeteries, Although, the catholic church there has had
their own pastor for lots of years. Happy
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