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Stan’s Ramblings

SPAM:  THE UNDECORATED HERO OF WWII By: Stan Jordan I am not knocking SPAM, I like the product, but looking back 75 years ago, SPAM was a little jewel in a lot of ways. SPAM is a canned meat product of the Hormel Corporation in Austin, Minnesota. It was first produced in 1937 and consist…

Stans Ramblings

A Little on the Eagles By: Stan Jordan The leaves will be off soon and then we will be able to see if the eagles have rebuilt the nest. Just east of the Veteran Memorial Park, a pair of eagles decided to build a nest right on the side of the Maumee River… that was…

Stans Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 56 By: Stan Jordan This is the last part of January 1860. Callie and the twins have gone over to Fort Kearney. The three soldiers who have been our right hand helpers for eight years are Hunter, Gardener and Slim. The one named Mo, or Rooster, has been the runner…

Stan’s Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indiana Agent Chapter 54 By: Stan Jordan This is the middle of October 1859. We are here at the Indian Agency in Broken Bow, Nebraska Territory. We have gathered in all of the garden produce, and stashed it away for the winter. Hunter and the boys took a wagon and a tripod and…

Stans Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 53 By: Stan Jordan We are back to the agency now. A lot of the garden vegetables are ready, because this is the last week of July in 1859. Rooster, the runner, takes over the cooking chores when he is here. He spent all morning out in the garden getting…

Stans Stuff Issue 39

Stans Stuff Issue 39Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 51 By: Stan Jordan We are still here at the fort. We have had many talks with General Kearney on the north/south situation about slavery and emancipation. The general said, “This is 1859 and Washington does not anticipate any trouble this year, but the future looks like…

Memories you never forget

Memories you never forgetWe were in Camp Shelby, Mississippi, it was the last week in November 1945. We were to report to a certain building at 1:00 p.m. to get our discharge. You can bet we were there on time. They paid us up to date and gave us all one hundred dollars more, as…

Stans’ Ramblings

GO TRIBE! By: Stan Jordan The Cleveland Indians Baseball Team of the American League just hung up a record that will last for a long, long time. That team won 22 games in a row. That sets a record for modern times, but in the New York Giants, back in 1916, won 25 in a…

Happenings in the Area

By: Stan Jordan The Flat Rock Creek Festival is scheduled for September 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Paulding County fairgrounds. Over the years that is a well attended celebration, as anything you can think of is there. Dan Bowers of Advanced Chassis here in Antwerp is having a Horsepower Halloween Weekend! That is scheduled…

Somethings You Don’t Forget

By: Stan Jordan It is about the middle of July, 1945, and B Company is billeting a little mountain town called Berneck, Germany. The war has been over for a couple of months and we don’t stand very many formations. We a do a lot of exercise and work on the tanks and then play…

The Echos of Stone and Railroad Street

By: Stan Jordan As I sit here at my desk and look out at the busy corner of S.R. 49 and River Street my mind has taken me one block south to the corner of South Main and Stone Street. The years gone by of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are kicking up a…

Antwerp’s Foreign Exchange Student

By: Stan Jordan Johannes Faust was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on October 28 of 1998. There are three children in the family. He went to school at Bingen Am Rhein. He likes math, physics, chemistry and biology. When he gets home, he will start his junior year. His father, Stefan, is and architect and…

The American Badgers’ Range

The above picture from wikipedia shows that the American Badger is native to northwest Ohio. Yes, there are a few around, but they are nocturnal somewhat and are shy and never stray far from their hole in the ground, so you don’t see them very often. The American Badger is a significant predator of snakes,…