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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 06:50 PM

My parents have a neighbor who stops in for coffee from time to time. During some of these visits, he told my parents of stories of his youth. Dad wrote them down and made a 3 ring binder up for Pressley for Christmas.

I scanned the pages & loaded them into the manuals as one file. It's kind of an interesting read when you have the time.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Thanks
That's some interesting reading.
I've only sped red through it now, but I will go back and read it.
Times sure have changed.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:37 PM

I haven't had the chance to read through this yet, but I will when time allows! Knowing your Dad, and Having met Pres on occasion, I'll just bet it's a worthwhile endeavor!! Thanks for taking the time!

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Wow, nice read. I like hearing how they used to do things. Thanks for posting that up.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:03 PM

I will have to read it later tonight.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 11:27 PM

Pres is a friend of my Dads from years ago, I was pretty young when he moved and don't really remember him, but I've heard a lot of stories. I was just out not all that long ago strolling around his old farm, now a state game lands(which they stole from him, literally). The story I remember most that my Dad told about his(Pres's) farm was that it was thick with massasauga rattlesnakes. You still see some on his old property, but few and far between these days.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 04:30 AM

I haven't had the chance to read through this yet, but I will when time allows! Thanks for taking the time!



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Posted November 15, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Just a follow-up, Pres passed away this afternoon. He will be missed.

RIP Mr. Hilliard

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 04:56 PM

Sorry to hear that. Those stories will be a wonderful remembrance for all those close to him.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 04:57 PM

RIP Pres. Sorry to hear this.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:25 PM

Rest in peace, Pressley. (Men and women like this are real GEMS!)

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 05:29 PM

always something amazing tucked away in history, after all....it designed how we do things today! R.I.P.....

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:09 PM

Sorry to hear this, the world is sadder place today.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 07:03 PM

I read the whole document this afternoon. Great stories from that time period. Thanks for the opportunity to share in his stories.




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