Saturday, November 18, 2006

Goat Antics

Kokomo Tribune-1870 A goat owned by an Irishman in Peru ate up $70. in greenbacks. The owner gave him a pounding and a bottle of castor oil, but he did not get his money back. That was a dead loss.

Whoever goes to Sam Stern & Co.'s Grocery, east side of the square, for eatables gets his money's worth and no mistake. No dead loss about that but a big gain. Try it.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Canning Factory

1905--The canning factory in Peru is an assured fact. We hear that the farmers in this vicinity have agreed to raise the required acreage of sweet corn and some of our enterprising capitalists have put all the money into the concern necessary to make it a certainty and a success.
note: the picture is of the Stokely Van Camp canning factory in Oakdale.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pictures from Washington

Photos from Washington

Have been in Washington&Maryland the past five days to welcome a new great grand-daughter into the world. She is a little bundle of rosy cheeks and very blue eyes. We spent time in Washington sightseeing, being surrounded by veterans of the many wars. When you arrive at Arlington it is overwhelming to see all the polished white stones--row after row--and then you realize that they were someone's father, brother, or son. While at the Vietnam Wall there were thousands of people looking for the names of their loved ones. Michael Miller and Thomas Grimes from Peru are names we found. I was watching some of the people while there--I observed a young man--confined to a wheelchair with no legs--a casualty of Iraq. A WWII veteran walked up to the young man shook his hand, thanked him for his sacrifice, and then gave him a hug. I brushed away a tear. I wish nations could put their differences aside and live in peace. I don't want to see my great granddaughter grow up in a world of turmoil.