Harry McClintock wrote and was the primary to report (in 1928) the tune “Huge Rock Sweet Mountain”. I’ve heard of this tune in addition to the melody; nonetheless, he had no concept that it was essentially the most well-known tramp tune, a tramp’s concept of paradise.
I’ve learn a bit concerning the drifters and what led them to “trip the rails” leaving the “code for the highway”. Our speaker at tonight’s assembly, the well-known Oelweite Deb Kunkle, will join the homeless to her rising up years in Minnesota. Ever since I learn a bit about it in certainly one of her little vignettes from the Oelwein Every day Register’s meals web page, she’s me in getting an “up shut and private” view. I hope to see lots of you, with the identical curiosity, attend his presentation. Everyone seems to be welcome.
You might be invited to hitch the Oelwein Space Historic Society (immediately) on Tuesday, Could 31 for this system starting at roughly 7 p.m. Will probably be held within the Museum assembly room, situated between Arnold Motor and the Tremendous eight Motel. Parking entry is from Second Avenue SE A light-weight lunch might be served at 6:00 pm
Wanting again, a few week and a half in the past, the Historic Society held its second fundraiser of 2022, with a two-day storage sale on the museum together with a concession stand. I admire all of the Historic Society members and buddies who helped set every thing up, labored via it, and are actually cleansing up. Thanks additionally to everybody who got here out and acquired objects, left with a strolling cleat or two, or stated, “Maintain the change.” All proceeds went towards persevering with the museum’s operations. We’re very grateful to all of you, who admire all that’s executed to protect historical past.
We additionally wish to thank the primary grade academics who just lately requested a tour of the museum for his or her college students. It was fairly a full day for the scholars, professors, assistants, in addition to for a number of of the historic members who have been the guides. We tremendously admire the curiosity proven within the museum by academics and college students, evidenced by the arrival of many thanks notes and pictures from first graders.
As you may see, issues proceed at 900 Second Ave. SE, and we’re so grateful that they do. Our motto: “Preserving the previous, within the current, for future generations” continues to be a part of every certainly one of us.
We invite any of you, younger or previous, who’ve a want to “make a distinction” within the lives of individuals younger and previous in “our lovely metropolis” and past, to contact us. We are able to definitely discover a place for you. Name Donna at 283-2135, Virginia at 283-0786, or Dave at 283-4203.