Monday, August 30, 2010

Haigler Happenings - August 30, 2010

Charlie and Myrna Mulligan, accompanied by their son, Rich, and granddaughters, Hannah and Lucy, drove to Denver on Tuesday morning, August 10th. That afternoon, Rich and the girls returned to their home in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, by Delta Airlines.  Many events occurred during the visiting time that the South Carolina Mulligans enjoyed with parents, grandparents and other relatives. Some of those events included a cabin stay in Estes Park, Colorado, and exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park; a golf outing; a tour of the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery and a visit to the Sage Hill Winery; a birthday celebration at a party hosted by Stan and LaNeta Carlock, honoring Hannah Reed, the "birthday girl" who turned 11 on August 6th, as well as celebrating the July birthday of Rich and the September birthday of Lucy; a luncheon held at the home of Sophie Zuege; a "tea revisited" at the White House home of Stan and LaNeta Carlock; attending the Haigler Bluegrass Festival; enjoying pizza night at Jake's Place; a visit to the grounds of Paul and Nancy Freehling; and a "game night" at the home of Stan, Galena and Darrell Webster. Charlie and Myrna returned home to Haigler on Tuesday night.

Alicia Crouse was a recent visitor in the home of Charlie and Myrna Mulligan.  Alicia and Myrna enjoyed some piano time before Alicia's departure to attend college in Hastings.
Alfred and Jeannie Zuege were down from Hot Springs, SD to visit family over the week-end.  Alfred stayed with his mother, Sophia.

Floy Fisher and her daughter, Sharna Richardson attended a Food Pharmacy dinner, demonstration and lecture given by a team from Eden Valley Institute, near Loveland, CO, featuring the health benefits of a vegan diet at Goodland, Kansas on Sunday, the 29th.  Floy and Sharna did some shopping afterwards.
The communities of Laird and Wray, CO and Haigler, NE were saddened again by another loss, that of Rusty Heaton of the Laird community.   

Some memories of Grace Bannister:
Mrs. Bannister was my third grade teacher. She was a good teacher. - Calvin Freehling

Well, she was one of my teachers, and then knew her while growing up in Haigler.  Not sure I ever heard her say anything bad about anyone.  A true lady.  Saw her frequently here in Wray when they moved her to Hilcrest.  Remembered who I was until about this last year. - Rick Schorzman

She was elementary school teacher for many years in Haigler, and in country schools before that.  Each of the Collicott children had her as a teacher, and I am certain we are better people because of her teaching us in those early years.  Many of her former students still reside the the Haigler and/or SW NE communities.  Brother in law, Marv Carlock, tells the story of his first day of kindergarten with her and when his mother left him, he was sitting on Grace's lap, and kicked her shins so badly that they were bruised.  Sister Myrna tells of Grace always letting her read a book instead of taking a nap in later years, after Stan and I moved back to Haigler, Grace lived in the trailer house over next to where Keatings now live.  The sisters would always take her some of the jams, jellies, and baked goodies we made, and she shared many of her recipes  with us, wanting us to try them, too.  She enjoyed walking by our gardens and stopping to visit early in the mornings.  One time Stan and I were working in the arboreteum, and he had just sat down in a chair.  I was still working,  and she asked who the yard ornament was (meaning Stan.)  From then on, she called him "my yard ornament."   She had a great sense of wit and humor.  When our cat, Mr. Spook, was 5 years old, we had a big birthday party with invitations, etc.etc., and through all of her Hillcrest Nursing Home years she never forgot that - thought it was really something and would always ask about the birthday cat.  One day when she walked by, slower than usual, with a tear in her eye, she told us it was time to go to assisted living at Hillcrest.  Then later years she had to move to skilled care.  She was at Hillcrest when Mother and Daddy were there so we visited her often, too.  She always enjoyed the 3 sisters as clowns, too.  Galena was working the night shift a few days before Grace died, and she tells the story that Grace asked her that night to take her home with her and take her "up the hill."  She was ready.  She died a few days thereafter.  Interesting!   She was a great teacher and individual.  Haigler has once again lost one of its' best!. - LaNeta
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