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Trella Hemmerly – 1999-05-13

Thursday May 13th
Call from Bob Whitman 8:15 inviting me to be his guest at noon Kiwanis meeting where he will speak on Jim Thorpe. Nice luncheon and when he started to introduce me all of the men at our table said oh we know Trella. Bob gave me credit in his talk for making his book “Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians” possible and told of the opportunities it brought him and meeting people he wrote about.
At 1:30 met the Clutters at Ridgedale School parking lot. Kensel gave a talk on his WWII experiences and we headed for Hardin County and Lawrence Woods 1000 acre ODNR site with a mile of plastic boardwalk. Spotted 40 kinds of wild flowers and trees were 150 ft tall- rainy but we didn’t care. Then to their house (via the Shawnee-Sandusky trail) to see next version of Sandusky plains 1819 map the 54 inch by 54 inch format- needs a few changes. Opal had a nice supper and gave me a package of fresh cut asparagus.
To Morral Firehouse for meeting called by Louis Conkle to plan for the 4th of July reading of Seclaration of Independence. Charlton’s family group will carry on his tradition.
Call Ted Frericks and gave him names of members of Jay Wilbur Jacoby family who may help him find descendants to clear title to land still in JWJ name!