Life with Leo

June 4, 2019

More postcards from the McCready family of Schuyler, NE

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These cards are from Margaret McCready Hespen (1894-1971) and her mother Ellen (Ella) Butler McCready (1863-1950).



(from your Margaret, aged 16 or so, to her cousin Leo, who was sick, age 13)
To Mr. Leo Newell, Virginia, Ill
Dear Little Cousin
How are you getting along?  I am fine
So are the rest of the folks.  Had a nice little rain Sunday
but a terrible wind storm broke off a great deal of the corn.
Papa is going to cut wheat tomorrow.  I guess you have your
wheat cut now?  How is Marjorie & Bernard & Ralph?
Ma’s incubator will hatch Saturday.  Mama will write to your mother
to tell her how it turns out.  So good bye write soon.  Margaret McCready xxxxxxxxx
To Mr. Leo Newell, Virginia, ILL
Schuyler Neb July 14th 1911
Dear Nephew
Are you well and strong again?  I hope
you are.  We are all well .  It is still dry
here.  had only one good rain since
May.  Wheat is a good crop here this year but
oats are short and light, late corn
looks good, early corn was hurt by the drought.  Love to all
Aunt Ella
(will write to Mamma soon)
To Mrs. James Newell , Virginia, Ill
Schuyler, Neb
May 1
Dear Sister,  How is Leo by this time? Hope
he will be well and strong again soon.  We are all
well at present.  Had a bad freeze up last
night and quite a snow with it. I guess
the fruit is gone again.  We are done plowing
and ready to start planting as soon as the weather
is nice again.  Take good care of Leo.  Don’t let
him take cold.  Love to all  Sister Ella

And these cards are from another daughter of Ella, Alice McCready Whitt (1896-1989). img_9576img_9575



April 1, 2019

Monroe Family of Bridgeport, WA circa 1926

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This photo came to me from Greg Witt, son of Doris Slade Witt (the blondie, third from left, front row).  Doris’s mom was Nell Monroe Slade (third from right, back row, with the bow on her dress) and her dad was Stanley Slade (third man from right, middle row, just in front of Nell).  monroe_family_photosetting

These are the names on the back of the photo.  The first row is listed right to left.  Some people are missing or  mislabeled – happy to get some help in the comments!  monroe_photo_back

August 25, 2018

The pirate canoe of Lake Champlain

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Shiver me timbers – there’s a new Jolly Roger sailing the lake!

March 17, 2018

Coffee on the Western Front?

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Can anyone help me read the middle line?

Werner Fehlhaber

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1 Mai 1915

March 13, 2018

On the boat to Sassnitz

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Photo of Werner and Siegfried Fehlhaber


Werner und Siegfried Fehlhaber on the “Pfeil” to Sassnitz/Rügen.

Date: 1907-1908?

Sailing from Greifswald/Wieck on the ferry boat owned by their father, Kapitän Johann Gustav Theodor Fehlhaber (1849-1930). Born in Loitz, Vorpommern, 26 Okt 1849.

August 7, 2017

Fehlhaber Family, circa 1980

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Above – Back row: Jim, Phyllis, Terry, Laurel, Randy, Ted; Front row: Marjorie, Kristen, Jason, Jeanne

With my uncle, Wes Bair.

With Aunt Jeanne and Grandma Marjorie

January 1, 2017

Banteay Srei

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A few photos from this amazing place, “The Jewel of Khmer Art.” Posted here so you can see the detail. img_0023img_0024img_0026img_0018img_0020img_0019

July 23, 2016

Big Storm, Long Point, 2016

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A beautiful day followed by a big storm. And the Stevens family over for dinner to top it off.  Storm included hail, trees down, and power outages.


eatly morning paddle

Swimming at the mouth of Lewis Creek

img_7535Late night work on the power lines.



Dessert on the beach

img_7522Audrey, Natalie, David, Leo, Ben, Sophia.


puzzle blown apart by the wind from the storm

img_7501Storm coming!

June 12, 2015

Aerial sculpture over Boston – Janet Echelman’s “As If It Were Already Here”

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August 7, 2014

Scam alert – Scholastic School Supply

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I got this invoice at my work and I think it’s a scam. The book’s ISBN doesn’t even exist. Couldn’t find anything online, so thought I’d post. No answer at the company. (Please leave a comment if you got this scam letter, too. ).  Update 9/15/14:  This story was picked by NBC News!  You are encouraged to contact your Better Business Bureau if you receive this.


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