Life with Leo

December 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Papa!

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May 17, 2007

Watching bad things happen at the Wenham Museum with Papa

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So much is happening in these little lives —

The prostrate widow

The gravel accident

The dangerous intersection.

Not shown — the visit to the outhouse.

All this and more can be seen at the very amusing Wenham Museum.

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May 11, 2007

Redd’s Pond Steam Boating with Papa

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My dad surrounded by a gaggle of boys who wanted to see the steam boat go.

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December 25, 2005

Christmas with Papa

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Leo wearing his new Christmas Eve pajamas, next to Granddad Jim. Posted by Picasa

September 16, 2005

Our Visit to Papa’ farm in Virginia, Illinois

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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 7, 2008

The Silver Lining

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Leo, Archer and Audrey

Leo gives cousin Archer a bear hug as Audrey looks on

The kids just avoided being squished by Uncle Randy

Archer, Randy, Ted, Audrey, Kristen, Leo

We get together for a photo with our kids

Four Godleys and a Fehlhaber

The Godleys (Stephanie, Nigel, Sophie and Leo) plus me

Leo put up a pinwheel for Papa

Just like the one he got from Papa two years ago

March 23, 2008

Gustav James Fehlhaber, 1930-2008

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Sophie, Leo and I just got back from a week in California with my dad. He died yesterday while we were still there. Leo has lots of great memories of him from his 11 trips to California. Instead of something new, here are some old posts about my dad. We will all miss him a lot.

His obituary will appear in the paper on Sunday — here’s what it will say —

December 26, 2007


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On Christmas Eve, we saw the neighborhood Christmas lights and read “The Night Before Christmas” with Papa (an old version from my childhood, illustrated by Susan Perl).  Sophie and I got the best Christmas card ever from Leo and we enjoyed the afternoon with Cousin Audrey

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Here is Leo checking to see who is taller.  It’s pretty close right now.  


November 14, 2007

Last Day in California

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Leo with Papa, riding the train at the SF Zoo.

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