Sundays With Satie: Week 9



Monday,  March 5, 1900

Quite a nice day. Pa and La went to Bath after dinner. I went to Addie’s in the afternoon.

Tuesday, March 6, 1900

A rainy day, Uncle Charlie came up and went to Bath with Pa. Ma came home from Aunt Add’s. Aunt Zill came to Bath from Aunt Add’s.

Wednesday, March 7, 1900

A blustery day. Pa and Pa went out to Mr. Washington to Aunt Add’s funeral it was at the Mt. Washington Church. Aunt Zill and Uncle Charlie came home with out folks. Aunt Zill stayed all night. Let and I went down to Addie’s a little while in the afternoon.

Thursday, March 8, 1900

A nice day. I went down to the schoolhouse and got my books. Ed L and Mabel Robinson called in the morning. Aunt Zill went down home with them. We washed. Pa went to Bath in the fore-noon.

Friday, March 9, 1900

A lovely day. Thawed quite a lot. I went down and took care of John all the fore-noon. Jim came up and got Mr. Warren’s goods. Pa took a load of potatoes to Bath sold them to Bowes got 42 cents a bushel. I was up to Kate Graham’s a little while in the P.M.

Saturday, March 10, 1900

A lovely day colder toward night. I was at home all day. Pa went to Bath.

Sunday, March 11, 1900

A nice day got colder toward night. Jim and Addie and John went over to Jim Warrens and staid all night then went down and seen Mr. and Mrs. Warren they had just begun keeping house. Jim and Rich came over in the fore-noon. Staid to dinner went home in the after-noon. We all went to meeting in the evening. Mr. Wilcon preached. Glen Marsh led young people’s meeting.




When Bottle of Scotch is Depleted

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Mailed from Scranton, Pennsylvania to Mr. W. Simpson & Winifred of Hayward, California on June 18, 1962:

Hi, Flew in last Sunday, all packed & moved. Will arrive in Penna. when bottle of scotch is depleted.
Will write soon.
Love, V & G.


A Picture of Debbie Reynolds

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1316 So. Congress – Highway 81
1 mile south from main business center. Close to everything – Brick exterior – Carpeted rooms – Tile baths – Phones – Vented heat – Air-Conditioned – TV. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Austin, Texas to MGM Studios in Culver City, California on May 16, 1956:

Dear Sirs,
Please send me a picture of Debbie Reynolds!
Pat Kolb
1316 S. Congress
Austin 22, Texas


Sundays With Satie: Week 7


It’s time for another week of the diary of 13 year-old Satie Little from Bath, New York.

Monday,  February 19, 1900

A cold windy day. I went to school. Pa went to Bath in the after-noon. Jim took another load of the mill.

Tuesday, February 20, 1900

A lovely day. I went to school. Ma went down to Aunt Zills and stayed all day. I went over to Aunt Zills to diner. Jim took a load of the mill. Willard took the borler. Pa and Let went to meeting in the evening.

Wednesday, February 21, 1900

A nice forenoon.  Rained in the after-noon. Pa ana Ma went to Bath. I went to school.

Thursday, February 22, 1900

A rainy day. I did not go to school. It was Washington’s birthday.

Friday, February 23, 1900

A blustery day. I went to school. Ma was at Addie’s a visiting. We all went to meeting. Mr. Bedford preached. Pa killed pig he got of Charlie Robinson.

Saturday, February 24, 1900

A stormy day Ed came up and went to Bath with Pa. Pa took the pig down. Jim and Addie took John down to see Grandma. Mabel Robinson came here about 4 o’clock staid here to supper. Ed was her to supper. Mabel went down to meeting with Ed. We all went down to meeting. Mr. Bedford preached.

Sunday, February 25, 1900

A nice day. Terribly cold. Pa and Addie and Let and I went to meeting in the fore-noon. the was preaching service and then babtismal (sic) service and then babtizing and then communion. There was 8 babtized. Let Satid down to Uncle Charlie’s all night. Cale came up in the forenoon and went home in the after-noon.

Tall Corn Motel Motor Inn – Davenport, Iowa

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Located at the junction of Highways 6 and 150, in Davenport, Iowa, the Tall Corn Motel opened for business in 1953. In November, 1954 the hotel was sold by Everett Herold to William Minnick of St. Joseph, Missouri who had previously run several motels in the West. Minnick would operate the motel for many years.



Easy to spot with its corn husk sign near the big water tower, the Tall Corn featured:

86 Modern Units. Electric Kitchens. Air-conditioning, Television, Radio and Telephone, Wall-to-wall carpeting in each room. Cocktail Lounge, Swimming Pool, Children’s Playground. Close to restaurants, shopping centers,bowling alley, golf course. 

The Tall Corn thrived throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 1970, the motel was granted a cafe license. However, the economic struggles of the early 1970s led to hard times for the Tall Corn and by the early 1980s the motel was closed. The building is gone now, replaced by a bank.

Sundays With Satie: Week 7

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Satie Little’s diary for the week of February 12-February 18, 1900. It’s only the middle of February and this week mentions ANOTHER funeral. It’s the third funeral mentioned in six weeks for little Satie Little.

Monday, February 12, 1900

A lovery day. I went to school. Jim went to bath with a load of potatoes and sold them to Bowes go 45 cents a bu. Let Washed. Ma was Lides

Tuesday, February 13, 1900

A quite a nice forenoon rained at noon. The wind blowed terrible at night. Pa and Jim went up to the sale.
I did not go to school thought Jen & Rich would be over but did not come. Pa went down to Lides in the P.M.

Marion S. was here to supper. Us 3 girls went to church. Ede Loghy came up home with us. Us 4 girls were here alone.

Wednesday, February 14, 1900

A nice day. I went to school. Marion went home in the morning. Pa and ma come home from Lides and Let went down to meeting with her. pa went to meeting.

Thursday, February 15, 1900

An awful blustery day. I went to school. Let and I went over to Ruby Stephens party in the evening. Had a nice time.
Will Platt took along Marion and Ede and Eva and Let and I.
Maggie Foreman died at 4 o’clock.

Friday, February 16, 1900

A nice day. I went to school in the afternoon. Pa and Let went to meeting in the evening. Mr. Wilcox preached. Pa went to Bath. Aunt Zill went home in the morning.

Saturday, February 17, 1900

A nice day. I was at home. Jim took of a load of the mill down to Willards – the first load.
Pa went over to Patterson. Uncle Andres folks came over to Pattersons to look at the place. Came over here to dinner and stayed all night.
Maggie Foreman’s funeral was at 11 o’clock to the Methodist church at Fowlsville. She was buried at Fowlsville.

Sunday, February 18, 1900

A nice day. Cold. Uncle Andrews folks were here to breakfast went down to Aunt Zills in the forenoon. Jen and Rich came over in the morning. Went home at night.