Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

Remembering when

December 16, 2004

My daughter gave me a subscription to The Eudora News recently since I grew up in the rural Eudora area many years ago.
I'm 90 years of age and enjoy the "Days Gone By." I see names I knew years ago. The recent picture in The Eudora News of Belleview schoolchildren was taken a year before I started to school. My older brother is in the picture. The teacher was Mrs. Ada Davis. She was my first-grade teacher and also my teacher again in the last half of my fifth grade.
My father, Clarance Crane, was Eudora Township's road overseer in the 1920s and '30s. Eudora Township purchased their first Caterpillar tractor and Adam's grader in the late 1920s. The township board told dad, "Here is the equipment. Now let's have some better roads."
In 1937 I had the opportunity to work on the project to give Eudora their first water lines. Soon after that I went to work in the aircraft industry and stayed with that until I retired.
Keep more of the old news coming.
Jim Crane

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