Shanes Crossing Chronicle, February 2014

Notes From the President

It has been a very cold and snowy winter and every one in Northwest Ohio is thinking of spring and the society will be preparing for the spring and summer activities.

New Items

Just recently, Bob Ransbottom, son of Olen, gave us a framed display of some of the Christmas cards that Olen gave to the customers on his milk delivery route. These cards each have a holiday poem on them written by “Ranny”. Here is a sample:

Dear Friends:
It’s hear again
     You know what
Season’s Greetings
     The best we’ve got.
May Christmas be happy
     And the New Year, too,
We are hoping to serve you
     All year through.
No jingle of bells
     Just the squeal of the brake
From Monday to Saturday
     We hope you all take.
Milk in the carton,
     That keeps it pure
By Tom, Bob, or Ranny
     Delivered to your door.
Your Meadow Gold
     Cow Pokes
From the Ransbottom Ranch

Next Meetings

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm. This will be just a business meeting without a guest speaker. We have a number of items to discuss including:

  • A need to dust and re-arrange the displays.
  • Third grade students visiting the log house and the museum in May.
  • Interviewing some of the elderly of the community.
  • Begin forming some committee’s for the Bicentennial of 2020.

Our March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28. Our guest speaker will be Harrison Frech, longtime Parkway teacher. Harry has done extensive research on our founding father, Anthony Shane. He will be presenting some of his further studies including Anthony’s wife Lamateshe, who was an Indian from the Delaware tribe and is known as the fore mother of our town.