PS - I want to thank Clif for his comments and interest in the Blog and encourage others with New Gretna roots to email me some of your thoughts and remembrances. Other people's comments make the Blog more interesting. It's also how we increase and preserve our knowledge of New Gretna history - one memory at a time.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Remembering the White Oak Inn- Clif Brown
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Thanks for your recollections on the Oak Lawn Country Club and the White Oak Inn. It must be neat to relax on the White Oak Inn wicker furniture in your living room, knowing you are sitting on an authentic piece of New Gretna history. I bet no one else in the country, or world, can make that claim. It would be great if you could email or snail mail me a photo of those wicker treasures, so I can post the photos on the Blog.
I am especially glad to hear Joe Blees mentioned. His name pops up, now and then, during some of my conversations with New Gretna old timers, but, other than a few brief comments here and there, I know little about him nor do I have a photo of him. I gather he was a rather colorful character.
I'm going to search through my files and cyberspace for info on Joe Bless and write Wednesday's Blog entry about him. I would appreciate anyone out in the Blog-O-Sphere who might have a photo, information, or a story about him to email me here at the Blog, so I can include the data in Wednesday's Blog.