News: East Lynn (26 Sep 1913)




Surnames: Quicker, Eide, Guk, Zielsdorf, Albrecht


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1913


As we were about to take our homeward journey last Friday evening, having attended the monthly committee meeting at Harry Eide’s factory, it was raining a steady downpour.  Our predicament looked serious, but Harry who has on many occasion proved a friend in need, came to our rescue with what he called a rain coat.  But hardly had one half of a mile been travelled when the water was running down our spinal column in torrents.  In the shelter of a friendly tree by the roadside we rolled this precious garment into a need bundle and tucked it snuggly under our arms, but still the thing kept on drawing moisture at the rate of three buckets per minute, while James Quicker who happened to be an eye witness let out ear splitting whoops that would have a Comanche Indian turn pale.  Upon arrival to our destination with water dripping from our toe nails and holding the bundle in a firm grasp we laid the so-called rain coat with tender hands on a chair for further investigation the following morning.  But kind readers imagine our surprise and horror when our eyes rested upon a night gown of the latest pattern that Mr. Eide through mistake cause by a dark room and in a hurry to supply our wants thought was his rain coat.


That the coming winter will be a severe one is easy to predict.  The raccoons have already purchased rubbers for footwear and their footprints may be seen every morning on the public highway.


R. Guk helped Rev. Zielsdorf move his household good Monday.


A pack of cards and a pipe were left at Wm. Albrecht’s last Saturday evening.  Owner may take the articles any time before Christmas by proving property and paying cost.




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