Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Crayne Welcome sign

Crayne has a newly redone sign to replace the old one that had deteriorated with time and had been taken down.  

Although not as colorful as the first one, it is clean and neat looking once again.

James Robert Dorroh had the first one made in 1993 when his wife, Jackie, passed away from a car accident.  The sign was in remembrance of her.

On Monday, April 22, 2013, some Crayne friends and neighbors help get the new sign in place.

Left to right:  Tom Omer, Rose Ann Bebout, Pam Dorroh Tinsley (almost hidden in the back), and Paul Malcom.

Tom Omer on left and Paul Malcom on right.  If not for Paul and his extra work putting on the new metal plates and drilling new holes for the bolts, the sign may not have been possible.  Here Tom, neighbor and friend, assists Paul in the final steps getting the sign secured.

We are proud of the new sign, just a small thing we can do to help keep the history of Crayne alive and remembered.  We love our hometown.

Also helping get the sign ready is Brennan Cruce.  He helped with drilling the holes and attaching the sign to the posts.  Also in transporting the sign to Crayne.   Thank you.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring time in Crayne

If you happen to be driving through Crayne during this time in April 2013, you will see several bright yellow forsythia bushes in bloom at the Travis home place. 

My father, Billie M. Travis, planted these shrubs, probably in the early 1950's. 

Although they have been hurt by the ice and snow through the years, they managed to survive and come back year after year.