Thursday, December 27, 2012

Snow of January 1977

What a monster of a snow man.  I've always wondered how they built it so tall.

The creator's of this one of a kind snowman are left to right:
Kayle Malcom, son of Paul and Peggy Malcom. (Peggy now deceased)
Jeff McKinney, son of Gerl McKinney and Sheryl (Ferguson) McKinney.
Mike Stone, (now deceased)
Jennifer Matz,(now deceased) daughter of Gary and Sheryl Matz. 
Bridgett Cannon, daughter of J. E. and Betty Cannon. (J. E. now deceased)

Paul Malcom, Kayle's dad is the only one of the families that still live in Crayne. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crayne Post Office for December

Rose Ann Bebout, the Crayne Postmistress, adds a little holiday spirit to our Post Office Sign.  It's nice to see as you are driving by. 

The Post office is about the only original thing left in the community now, and it has been updated through the years.

  Although there are three churches here now, they are not the same as they were years ago.  Only one is even the same building, but it has changed so in appearance that it doesn't looks the same.  Where it used to be a Cumberland Presbyterian congregation, it is now a Baptist denomination, and the people that attend are from other parts of the county.

Inside the Post Office lobby a cheerful Christmas Tree welcomes you and behind the tree are the original post office boxes that used to be in the store many years ago.  A comforting sight for us old Crayne citizens to see.  All that is left of a once busy grocery store/post office combination.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas at Crayne Community Church

Just to share a couple of pictures made at the church.
December 9, 2012

We have a Chrismon tree each year.  All the ornaments are Chrismons ornaments hand-made on white background, with gold accents.  Each one has its own special Christian description. 

The Poinsettias are In Memory of deceased loved ones of the church.

The large red Poinsettia on the left with red wrapping is for Maurie Houston Kirk, brought today by his family.

The smaller one on left with green wrapping is in Memory of Loma Stone.

The peppermint Poinsettia on the right is in Memory of James Robert Dorroh.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good-bye To An Old Friend

David Cannon, Another old-childhood friend has passed away.

 Growing up in Crayne, the Cannons were our next door neighbors.   We saw each other everyday and would holler across the empty lot to see what the other was doing.  From our kitchen widows at night we could see each other in front of the sink, washing dishes or doing something at the kitchen sink, we could even wave at each other from the windows. 

We played the usual childhood games then, Cowboys and Indians, Hide and Seek, Kick the Can, croquet, and many other wonderful games that went with growing up in the late 40's and 50's. 

After David married they moved to Evansville, where he had a job at Whirlpool and  we lost contact for many, many years.  But I'll always remember the days of growing up at Crayne and David being a good friend.

His obituary reads:  David A. Cannon, 70, passed away Dec. 1, 2012 at Deaconess Gateway in Evansville.  He was born July 20, 2942 in Crittenden County to Lexie and Eula Cannon and graduated from Crittenden County High School.   David retired after 25 years at Whirlpool where he was a supervisor.  He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his son.  He loved fishing with his son and brother Harley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy Joyce, son, Mark,; brothers, Clifton, and J. E. Cannon and his sister, Dorothy Harmon.

David is survived by his son, Rick Cannon, grandsons, ; brothers, Harley Cannon and Harold Cannon.  His funeral service will be at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, and burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.