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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
New Gretna Christmas Past- 1936
We are just ending another Christmas season here in New Gretna. It's now the first day of 2013, and Jackie and I are contemplating taking down our Christmas Tree.
Stemmer 2012 Christmas Tree
Taking down the Christmas tree always makes us reflect back to Christmas pasts that were memorable for one reason or another. That tradition is one that is noteworthy to start here at the Blog, so let's go back to the New Gretna Christmas of 1936 as reflected in the December 31, 1936 edition of the Tuckerton Beacon.
Many of you out in the Blog-O-Sphere should remember some of the local people mentioned. Some might even be relatives. Hopefully, some pleasant memories will be rekindled!
Henry and Minnie Updike
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pennebakker
(Marian is daughter of Ben & Lizzie Broome)
Ben & Lizzie Broome with daughters,
Marian (l) and Jeanne (r)
A young Charles & Eva Kauflin in 1920's
Milton and Mildred Mathis Kauflin
Hen & Minnie Updike and a young Anna Ware
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mathis
Harold and Lizzie Gerew with son, Harold
Walter and Alice Mathis on their wedding day
Doughty and Alberta Cramer
Mrs. Winfield Salmons, nee Ann Downs
J.C. "Jim" MacDonald
Superintendent of Bass River State Forest
New Gretna Firehouse
Presently Bass River Municipal Building
New Gretna Presbyterian Church
That ends our trip back to the 1936 New Gretna Christmas season as seen through the eyes of the December 31, 1936 Tuckerton Beacon. There sure are a lot of pleasant memories of that time.