Area news clippings transcribed by Pamela Myers-Grewell
July 5, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG [T.A. Larimer]
Well, I can rase lettuce if I can't rase potatoes the last few years back I give lettuce a way and feed it to my chickens and pigs and can rase radishes and sum can rase disterbance not at Shamburg as their as good neighbors.
Well, I received a card from Geo. Redford? of north East that the ** and sweet cherries are redy.
Well I saw sum of the big trees pictured on the front of the Christian Advocate like Mr. Beer sent the pictures in ** and also the bark of one tree is 16 in. thick. Sum looks at and still don't believe it. It bark but Mr. Beer told me to walk out sum day and he would walk down to the stumps but I dident go as it was to much for a day's walk to Arcata, California.
Jurld Larimer gut his tonsels taken out Tuesday. They say he was prety sick for a while after he got them out. but we hope it will help him.
Kriebels took a car ride Tuesday evening for a short time.
W.C. Larimer had Billy Condans horse Wednesday to work his truck patch as he said it was to hard to howe.
Well I was done at Piney where the **d men was working Wendsday forenoon. It looks fine.
Kriebels went in to Sligo last Wensday after noon and I went a long for sum bread. They had supper and started a way a gain. Sum one asked where they was. I said I can't tell as I don't have any idea. But they cum a little bit later on and didn't stop. Went over to see Jurld Larimer.
I worked on my side walk last thursday fore noon took the grass out as it was bummy.
Kriebels was in Clarion and when the came home they had a bee swarm, then they went up to Mr. Marion Smith's for a smoker to put them in the box, then they took it back after supper.
Well, I went down to deer creek whare the men was working last thursday and after I came back was nearly all in but felt better at bed time. But I laid down in the yard for a while to get cooled of then came in and got on the couch.
Well, I washed two work shurts and a lady said if you bring them up I will still wash them as you say you have no iron. But I can't take them over as I don't like to have anny one wate on me.
Russell Larimer was over at Alfred Bissets thursday evening.
Murl Magness called at Kriebels Saturday fore noon for a while and Chuck Deitz also.
Kriebels was at Sligo and Rimersburg Saturday fore noon and T.A. was in a long with them and Russell Larimer and W.C. was in at Sligo in the fore noon, then went fishing all but Billy. He was howling corn for Billy Condon. It was prety hot for him. Francis asked me to go a long but I ** lay in the shade of the old apple tree boys.
Edwin Kifer and Mrs. Strickler of Clarion and Miss Emma Isherwood of Wilkinsburg was down to see T.A. Larimer and M.C. was over at the same time and Quncy Kriebel and Francis brot over sum fish to show Edwin that he got in the after noon.
Miss Isherwood got a new cat and I said I dident like the culler of it but I was trying to have sum fun with her as she is jolley.
Francis Kriebels went in to Sligo Sunday after noon to Mr. Hoba Craigs for a while and asked me along but I said no i guess not.
Mr. W.S. Oppelt called at T.A. Larimers Sunday after noon and Miss **hy Deitz and Miss Betty Magness.
Well, we hed** a large growp at Sunday school.
Church at 9:30 and Sunday school at 10:20 this cuming Sunday.
July 17, 1941 Oil City Derrick - Shamburg News
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer was in Clarion Monday for a while. Jurld took them up when he went to work and said if he didn't work he would cum back for us. But we dident see him so their was a lady took us from Clarion to Fetzers. She was afel nice but I dident know her.
W.C. finished his patio diging Monday after noon.
Well I went out to the store Monday evening for bread and took Homer Myers out sum radish seedz. I dident see Homer but his wife and mother as I like to talk to his mother as we have bin old friends ever since we was boys and girls to gather.
Ed Bissits was callers at Kriebels Tuesday evening.
Billy Condon called at T.A. Larimers Tuesday evening. He said the Mrs. was sum better Sunday.
Francis Kriebels was at Sligo last Tuesday evening and Clarion Thursday evening.
Well sum of the neighbors sure is putting up a lot of stuff for the winter. Pares, peaches, cucumbers, tomotos. Sum has a hundred cans of tomatos and corn but I hant got one can put up yet. I had no tomatos but Mrs. Strickler brot me sum and Mrs. Grace Barns gave me sum.
Well I sure felt ruf Friday. I hurt all over and washed sum glass jars and washed a work shirt and laid a round all day.
Last Monday in Clarion I met Mr. Cortney of Elk City and had a talk with him. He said him and the Mrs. was down south for a while but he dident get taned I dont think. But I think a lot of him and his wife.
Francis Kriebel was down at Barger Hollow Saturday working and the Mr. and boys went a long to visit down their.
Their was a lady here and I was washing a work shirt, she said bring your washing up and I will do it with our clothes. I said I could wash.
Francis Kriebel took Joseph Feringers and Charles Feringers up to Clarion Saturday and T.A. Larimer went a long.
Francis Kriebels and M.C. Larimer went in to Sligo Saturday evening for their suplys for the weekend.
Mrs. Strickler and Edwin Kifer of Clarion and Miss Emma Isherwood of Wilkinsburg came down to T.A. Larimer's Saturday evening and Mrs. Strickler brot me sum tomatos and sum jelly. It dident make me sore and I gave her a pie pumpkin that I rased and sent one to Wilkinsburg for Mrs. Painter.
William Condon called last Saturday evening at my place after my other visitors went home but I like to have callers.
Mrs. Strickler brot me sum large dallias down as she gave me all her small ones in the spring and she said to give her sum of them this fall or spring and she would give me sum of her large ones so that is the way we do.
Well I had sum of my relations from Butler county last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller and Mrs. Roberta Williams and daughter, Miss Stella Williams and Mr. Miller's sun.
Well shortly after those peopol left I got a car load from Butler town. It was a Butler day for me.
July 18, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG [T.A. Larimer]
Francis Kriebel and Russell Larimer was out at Cal Jordans diging sum coal last Monday and after thay got back home Billy Condon came up for Francis to take him to Clarion and he did and Mrs. Kriebel went a long up with them.
Well I sent word with Chuck Craig for his father to bring me up sum chicken feed Monday and he brot it and he had a crate of cherries and gave me a quart and Quaddy was with me and he said dont give Quaddy anny of them. But I gave him a dish for supper and also Betty Larimer as they like for me to give them things good to eat and I sur like to do it.
Francis Kriebel and I went to Piney to get a can of oil from C** and their was a fine range camp while we was their.
Well I went out to the stor Tuesday evening to get sum breed and took Miss Mary Deitz and Ida up a bouquet of roses and Mary is getting a long fine** sore and a black eye but she sur got of luckey.
Miss Deitz and Miss Hove and Miss Craig called for a minet Tuesday evening at my place they are ** girls.
Last Wendsday morning was prety cool. You could stand a cast on as I had on a jacket till I got my chickens fed and pig.
Well Francis Kriebel and Mrs. and Mr. Russell Larimer put up tables and we wierd for llights from my shop for the ladis blow out for Friday eve.
Oppelt called Thursday after noon at my place to see THE DERRICK.
Francis Kriebels was in Sligo Thursday after noon.
Ed Biss* came over and Francis and the boys went fishing Thursday eve up at Trout run.
Well I went over and mowed my three ** at the cemetery Thursday evening.
The ladies of Shamburg at the Pine Grove church had a nice little *ings at my place Friday evening; ** cream and ***. I never saw a nice crowd and behaved and had a good time even if the young folks had their games in my yard. I had the light ** on my side porch and it dun me good to see them play and have a good time.
Francis Kriebels went to Sligo last Saturday after noon then them and T.A. Larimer went up to Clarion and T.A. took a chariot? ** up and gave it to his friend Jack Horner.
Well I was told a Sunday they had never bin at anny ** like they had in my orchard last Friday evening and good lights and they thanked me for them. I said to have another one. They said O.K. - T.A.
Miss Mary Deitz is getting better and Ida is feeling pretty good.
Francis Kriebel broke the spring in his car door and went up to Stratansville for one Sunday evening and the family went along.
Sum one said wasent you out late late Saturday night. I said a little bit as I had left my watch last week to get a new spring in it. He told me it would be dun for me and I went in for it and he hadent tuched it and said if I would wate for one day I could get it so I did and wated till nearly 10 o'clock and dident get it and I came home with out it and I sure miss it.
Their will be church at 9:30 and Sunday school at 10:30 this Sunday at Pine Grove.
July 25, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well Monday was my burthday and I received one burthday folder and a big one from Mrs. Maggie Myers.
James Minnick and son and two fin ladies called Monday evening at my place.
Clair Larimers called at Kriebels Monday eve for a whle.
Albert Bissit and Homer Bissit was up at Clarion and T.A. Larimer went up a long for hiw watch.
Well I received a burthday folder from Mrs. A.M. Callihan of Helen furnace and one from Sligo A.K.S. But I don't know who it was.
Well I told Jim Minnick Monday evening to bring the Mrs. the next time so him and the Mrs. and sun, Vergel and wife and James Minnick brot me a big burthday cake with happy burthday and my name on it with rice green letter on. It sure was a ncie cake. They live in Bell Town and I sure thank her and also Jim for letting her bring it as sum men would be agre? and not bring them out here.
Kriebels was up at Clarion last Thursday after noon and T.A. went a long with them.
Well they are fixing one bad place up tores John Deitzs in the road where the coal crops out and it must be draned sum as it is a bad place and sum bleeders must be in and a dich on the upper side but I hant ** of it.
Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Davis of Clarion was down thru Shamburg last Thursday after noon and stopped for a short minnet.
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer was down at the saw mill friday fore noon to pick out sum *ens thay thro out for them.
Frances Kriebel and Russell Larimer was out working in the mines for Cal Jordan Saturday.
Kriebels was down and got his parents friday after noon to have them spend Saturday and Sunday with them and they will take them back Sunday.
Well we sure got a lot of rane last friday night. It lade down sum of my sweet corn but wont growl. Things was pretty dry in sum parts.
Well I received a burthday folder last Saturday from Butler from Mr. and Mrs. Miller as I am their uncle and thanks for it just the same.
I dun sum mowing down by my place Saturday fore noon. I wont get pade for cutting them down, but it sure looked **ny. I thought so.
Mr. Oppelt came over to my place Sunday after noon and Q. Kriebel came and then Mrs. Strickler and Edwin Kifer and Miss Emma Isherwood came and Mr. Strickler went over to see Mrs. Oppelt a while.
Floyd Oppelt was up home Sunday and took Mr. Joseph Feringers down with him for a visit.
Their was a car load of ladies stoped here Sunday evening and asked the road to Clarion as the driver was from Brookville hospital. Their was five of them and they was all fine looking ladies and one of them introduced the ladies to me. But I couldent mind their names and I told them how to get out of Shamburg. Sum of them reads the items so I ** speak * good ** for them as the lady from the hospital is one of the book keepers as I under stand and save the items I told her.She dident get much but I am glad she called to see me when she gets lost a gain.
Well Billy Kriebel told me his father and mother and Russell Larimers went in to Sligo to the Nazarene church Sunday.
Their will be Sunday school at 10 o'clock Sunday at Pine Grove.
Aug 19, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well camp meeting diden agree with W.C. Larimer as he was sick Sunday night and Monday. But you can get sick if you stay at home so go if you wonto.
Russell Larimer was over at her fathers and grandmother Monday eve.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feringers called at Francis Kriebels Monday eve.
We had sum nice showers Monday night at Shamburg. I dont think it hurt any thing. Their was a lot of strees struck with lightning the other shower we had but I havent hurd of anny this time yet.
My buddy Quaddy was after me all day for ** ** fur sum [Indian?] ears so I found 1/2 dozen and he staid for supper and ate three and I ate three. He sure likes corn.
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer and Carl and Quaddy Kriebel was down at Piney at the saw mill Tuesday after noon for a short time.
Well I run out of bread and went out to the store Tuesday evening for sum.
I pulled my onions Tuesday as evry one had theirs pulled, My onions was nice but I want use them but like to rase them. But my tomatoes is no good the frost got my early ones and I was a fraid to put out more.
Francis Kriebels was in at Sligo Wendsday and T.A. went in a long for sum tomatos.
Well I found my (bantam?) ruste* dead by the side of the road but dident see any one run over him.
Russell Meyrs and family came out to get sum cucumbers from Russell Larimers. They got them as they had a good mahny I was told but I dident plant anny this year.
Well I had a lack of that complaint that sum of the neighbors had Wendsday night and Thursday fore noon I laid a round part of the day on the davenport like a lazy fellow would.
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer was down at Piney Thursday after noon at the saw mill as they ar leaving soon and tho* their wont be * loafing place their.
Russell Larimer is building him self a chicken park as he put up a new chicken pen this summer.
Well their was a fine shower at Shamburg Friday fore noon. It laid the cust in the road.
Well I was over at Mr. Oppelts Wendsday evening and Mrs. is a bout the same and they have a girl now. They sure can use a girl. Their hant much work but to much for Mr. and Mrs. hant able to do anny work but will get a round **.
Well last year I took up two sunflowers to Mr. Beer and Mr. Beck thought it was a big fish storry on sunflowers. But he went down and saw them 12 feet high and I want to take one up this year as big.
Francis Kriebels went to Kisner Mills Friday after noon for sum suplys for the week.
Well I had to prop up my by (dradges?) up as the rane was going to brake them down so I went and got sum props for them.
Mrs. Thelma Larimer baked two cakes a dark one and a white one for the social and when it raned she brot me a peice of the dark one and said when she cut the other one I would get a peice of it. So we will have cake, if we dont have the ice creem boys.
Kriebels was also at Barger Hollow Friday after noon.
Well they didnt save their social Friday night as sum called it of.
Marvin Smith was down at T.A. Saturday and brot him a big bulb that was burnt out for him to paint as he had promised it to him and if I do a good job I will paint one for him.
bob Neil was down at Shamburg Saturday for a roller and it had on brakes.It got a way from him and it had no power I thought and he left it up by Burnses as I was told.
The Myers reunion was held at Lee Myers home last Saturday they had a good day. It was nice and cool and no rane.
Kriebels and T.A. Larimer was up at Clarion Saturday afternoon and back to Sligo. T.A. had to get sum medicin and had a little talk with the Dr. as they are good friends.
Mrs. Estella Finefrock was at Sunday school Sunday for the first time for a long time and we was glad to see her back a gain and she was glad to get back.
Russell Larimers was out at Norman Bissits Sunday.
Francis Kriebels went to camp meeting Sunday for noon and spent the day down their and Russell Myers went with them down.
Their will be Sunday school at Pine Grove Sunday at 10 o'clock as their was church Sunday at 9:30.
August 27, 1941—Oil City Derrick
Well the saw mill fellows tore down at Piney but dident get all sawed. I hate to see them go on they was all fine fellows and we also loafed their. Now we must stay at Home.
Well they laid of Sum of the Good Old men on the Road from Shamburg to Deer Crick. I told them they would halfta go to the County Home they said they was nearly their now.
Francis Kriebel and Quaddy and T.A. Larimer was in at Sligo for a short time Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Luella Finefrock was down calling on Mrs. Oppelt Tuesday evening for awhile.
They had the Sweeper Going Wednesday on the Road to Piney as W.C. and I picked Out Sum Egies and was down to load them Wednesday afternoon as they Cum In Handy Sum Time Even If you have none.
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer got sum Edgens up from the Mill Last Wednesday afternoon. The Shingle Brothers holled them up for them as they are fine fellows.
W.S. Oppelt called on T.A. Larimers Wednesday evening for awhile to see the paper and get the news.
Shingledeckers brot Russell Larimer a Load of Slabs Thursday and Friday a load for Clair and Sum planks for their Bridge.
Well I white washed my chicken pen Friday and fixed it up for Winter.
Well I have sum fine snapdragens all shades and they sure are fine.
Francis Kriebel and T.A. Larimer was at Sligo Friday evening and T.A. met Jones Heil and Had a Short Talk and Chuck Deitz was a long down.
W.C. Larimer and Clair and Russell are now putting in a new bridge in as W.C. Larimer putting in new timbors and plank. They Had Billy Craigs team to hall their timbers Friday evening.
Russell Larimer and W.C. Larimer was in at Sligo Saturday after noon for their grosries for the week.
Francis Kriebel was down at Barger Hollow Saturday working and He came Home Him and Her went a way and the children staid. They went to Clarion.
Mrs. Estella Finefrock has received many lovely cards and many beautiful handerchiefs during her recent illness and she wants to thank her many friends.
Mrs. Lula Finefrock of Mt. Zion spent Saturday at Floyd Finefrocks.
Miss Alma Myers and John Finefrock spent the weekend in Butler.
Paul Mongs has moved into the Jennerette home.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Finefrock and son, Jimmie and Miss Alma Myers and Lois Finefrock were Saturday visitors in Clarion.
Well Billy Kriebel got stung with a hornet Friday.
Well I had a bad night Saturday and Sunday morning, couldn't eat but went to Sunday school and laid a round and Quaddy staid with me.
Edwin Kifer and Mrs. Strickler and Miss Emma Sherwood came down from Clarion and I felt better when they left and I ate a tomato and a small piece of bread after they left for Clarion.
Their will be Sunday school at 1 o'clock Sunday as they will elect officers and church at 2:30.
October 2, 1941 Shamburg News Item - Oil City Derrick
W.C. Larimer and I ar husking sum pop corn as Mr. Beer in Clarion wants sum for Christmas and it is redy to husk and put a way for winter to pop in cold nights and they hant sorry for a way now get ready them, boys and girls.
There was a man here looking for Mr. Appelt. He was a way last week and came home and went a gain. I said I dident see him and couldent tell where he was and he said he would like to see him.
Francis Kriebel was a way Monday evening and went a way after supper but I dident talk to him.
Mr. William Condon was up at T.A. Larimers tuesday evening to see the derrick and get the news on the radio as he likes to get the new news.
W.C. Larimer was out to the Clover farm store Tuesday evening.
Well we have surly fine wether for the farmers to put in their wheat and their corn and the next their buckwheat as it is nearly redy to cut.
Francis Kriebels was over at Charles Botts and Frank Botts tuesday eve as he had sum work for Charles to do for him and he went a way Wednesday evening sum place.
Well I run out of bread and went out to the store Wendsday for sum as I must ahve my bread every day If I dont have no pie or cake like sum has but I try and not starve.
Mrs. Ruth Larimer was over at T.A. Larimers thursday evening for sum old news papers and he gave her a small pie pumpkins to make her a pie.
Francis Kriebel and Mrs. Russell Larimer and Betty and T.A. Larimer was up at Clarion friday afternoon.
Russell Larimer and W.C. Larimer was at Sligo friday afternoon.
Well I received a letter from Mr. Frank D. Harriger of Leeper, Pa.
Kriebels ahd supper then took a visit sum place.
Well we sure had sum wind down at Shamburg but not as bad as sum places as I saw in the papers.
Francis Kriebel was in Clarion Saturday for sum parts for his car and at Sligo in the after noon.
Mr. Billy Condon was up at T.A. Saturday evening and red the Oil City derrick to get the news.
Well I went to church Sunday to here the new preacher but we sang hymns for over 1/2 hour then had Sunday school but he dident cum. I haden herd what was rong but the crowd was small. We had sum visitors to help out as sum dident cum from here but we had a good Sunday school lesson.
Mr. James Tawilegars family cam up to Francis Kriebels Sunday morning and they all went a way sum place after I went to Sunday school and after I came home Mr. Conlon came up to Kriebels and went home then came up to Russell Larimers and got him to take him sum place as he wanted Kriebel to take him.
Mr. W.S. Oppelt came home last Sunday. Mr. Percy Minnick brot him. They was at Sunday school.
Their was a car stoped at my place Sunday after noon. The man told his name but I forget it. He said they red the items evry week. He also had sum fine looking ladies in the car. He had 1 of them but dident say I could have one of them. I think he was afel tite.
Well sum of the Shamburg people is trying to find a od row of corn on a ear but cant find it. Can Clarion or Oil City find them one.
Oct. 24, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Their was men down at Eight Square School House Monday noon *ing the crossing for the children. Set their as none of them goes to the crossing they go anny place a cross now.
Their was a Brast party at Steel Johnsons Monday night and one at W.C. Larimers and Russells Tuesday.
Well I was out Wendsday at the store last Wendsday after noon for bread as I got hungry.
Mr. Oppelt called at my place Wendsday eve as he was at Sligo to church at the Nazarene as they have a revivalist their and he likes it in their also.
Francis Kriebel and Clair and Russell Larimer ir working for Cal Jordan.
We have had a nice fall and must look for sum frost now.
Francis Kriebels was at Kisner Mills Friday after noon and T.A. Larimer went in as far as Rimersburg with them and staid till they came back.
Russell Larimer and W.C. Larimer was at Sligo Friday after noon for their suplys.
Well I got Francis Kriebels to take me to Oil City as I wanted to order a grate for my room stove and I called in at THE DERRICK office and I saw the nice people in their and I called at Mr. Charles Phillips home but they was down town as I was told by his mother.
They had prare meeting at Kriebels Thursday evening. .. him I had visiters. He said... Francis Kriebel went Sunday and brot Mr. and Mrs. Frank Botts and son over to his place for dinner and a visit as they hasent bin over for a long time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Block called at T.A. Larimers Sunday and I gave her a Christian (cloth?) I made as I sure think she is a fine lady.
W.C. Larimer was over at my place as I got him three batries for his flashlight and a belt in Oil City Saturday and he came for them.
Well I had sum callers from Oil City Mr. and Mrs. Turney. He is a head Y.M.C.A. man. He has many friends in Sligo. He invited me to cum up to see him at the Y.M.C.A. sum time. I will call on him. He seems like a fine man. He said he red my items and called on me.
Francis Kriebels and Frank Botts was at Barger Hollow Sunday after noon then he took Frank home after they got back from Barger Hollow. Frank called on T.A. for a while.
Nov 8, 1941 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
T.A. Larimer and W.C. Larimer got Frank Finefrock to take them up to Clarion Monday afternoon as they had a little business up their.
Francis Kriebels was up on Monday after noon also but we dident see them.
My grate came for my stove, but their was one piece short so I halfto sent for it.
Quady was over and spent the evening with me as we are old friends. He has bin after me to make him a sled so I went in to the store today while in Clarion and got stuff for I am in for making him a sled for winter.
Well they had a fier at Shamburg Tuesday morning but not much damage dun the Watler Co. put it out WC and the bunch. It was Russells garaudge as they went to work he had his pet lamp on and got a gainst a over coat hanging up and it cot on fier and they brake the door open as Russell had the key. But they dident give a fier alarm as I saw the smoke and when I looked a gain it was out.
Francis Kriebels took a car ride Tuesday eve.
Well their will be a sample bazzar, will be held in Monroe chapel November 14 at 7:30.
W.S. Oppelt called at T.A. Larimer Tuesday eve as he went down to Billy Condars.
Russell Larimer took Francis Kriebel up to Clarion Tuesday after noon for a peice for his car as they sum times must have new peices.
Russell Larimers and W.C. Larimers went up to Clarion Wednesday after noon for sum things they needed.
Their was a party said why don't you put on your door when you go a way on Sunday and tell you are at Sunday school or church, I'll get a sign like the doctors has out and up at S**r Owens.
Well I had to go out to the store Wendsday after noon for sum bread or starve.
Well sum of you saw the pumpkin I had in a store window at Clarion. I gave it to Ed Banner to put in and for him to have his wife and Mrs. Strickler each take half of it and Mrs. Banner sure is a fine women and Ed is a fine fellow. Mrs. Banner baked me a big pumpkin pie and a can of spice peaches I think and a can of vedgable supe and a small can of cherries I think and a grape fruit and a orange and a bunch of these large grapes and a bonna and sum English walnuts and a little Haloine basket with sum candy corn in it and a black cat now.
Russell Larimer was out at Norman Bissits Thursday.
Clod Wassum was out at T.A. Larimers as T.A. sent him a card and asked a bout sum kindling and he came out and we went thro the woods but it is scarce he said if we could got anny to take it.
W.C. Larimer was over Sunday morning and I was laying down as I was pained pretty bad and he called three or four times and wanted me to go to the docter. Or have him come out but I sure was in misary from Saturday evening till Monday morning. But I didn't see no one to take me to the docter as he was the only one that came to see me.
June 19, 1942 Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well I Sure had a Bad night Last Sunday But Sum Thinks I am not pained as Bad as I Say But I pitty a dog that Is pained Like I am Sum Times, I dont Wish It on any one. But if they Had It they would find Out I Hant putting It On. I Keep It to my Self a Lot.
And the Rats took all my Small chloks But 5 In one Bunch Sunday night as I Saw Whare they got it.
Billy Craig is Holling Sum Logs Over to the Saw mill to get sum Boards out as they often need a Board or to.
Francis Kriebel put new Brake Liners In His car Last Monday evening as you cant do with out them.
Well If I go to the Hospital I dont think they will Keep me their long as they did Before But I try It a gain If I must go up their. One of my Old Buddies Is their. It is Walter. He Called on me pretty often in the night to Ese me.
Russell Larimers and W.C. Larimer and T.A. Larimer was up at Clarion Tuesday after noon.
Francis Kriebels went fishing Tuesday Evening as the children told me When I Came Home.
Sum One Borrowed a pare of Grass Snips Last Week that was on my poarch and for got to Bring them Back and they dident ask me for them and I cant tell Who took them. they thought they was Like the Lawn mower. I cant go fast enough for It but I Half to try and get It Cut Sum way.
Well I Started to make a cane for Mr. James Varner When I was working on the Eckel Road so I Had to fall Back on it James.
Mrs. Deprel Lerch called Tuesday morning at Kriebels and She couldent find Her and came Over and asked me. I Said She must Be Sleeping as She went Back to Bed after francis Went to work.
Well I Cut a Little Grass In my yard and Howed a Little in the Garden Wensday Evening But I Should not dun It as I felt It In the night But they ar Looking So Sad I am Shamed of them.
Francis Kriebels Went a Way after Supper. He Said He Wanted a Hair Cut and Sumthing a Bout His Car.
Norman Bissit Was Over at Russell Larimers Wensday Eve and Said Albert Was Sum Hatter.
Our Supervisor Mr Harry Dixon Is Working the Roads that Hant Improved But they ar as good as Sum of Our Improved Roads. Prety Hot But true Boys.
Well Do Sure Had a good Rane Thursday after noon But we sure could use It.
W.C. Larimers was papering their frunt Room Thursday.
Mr. Leslie Finefrock House Was Struck With Lightning Thursday While that Big Storm was Here.
Well I was Out to the Clover Farm Store thursday Evening and stoped In to See Miss Ida Delte. She Is Better and Looks Good. I took Her up a Bunch of peonies. She Sure Is Jolley Just the Same.
Well I had a call from Dr. Summerville Thursday after noon adn Said for Me to meat Him and Dr. Tropold at the Oil City Hospital Sunday at 2 O'clock. He Had His Clurk at His Office Call Mrs. Billy Craig and She Sent me Wird down as they ar good neighbers I must say so now If I can I will get sum one Here to put In the news While I am gon as they will Have to Examan me then Have a Operation a Bout Monday and Will Halfto Stay a while.
Well I Hate to go to the Hospital as my things Sure Looks Bummy. I Was trying to mo my yard Friday and found My Grass Shears up in the deep Grass Whare Sum one thru them I supose.
Ordel Lerches Called at Francis Kriebels friday Evening While We Had Our Nice Rane.
T.A. Larimer Had Sum nice Chinies Cabage Plants and W.C. got Sum friday after noon and Eet them Out as T.A. dident Have the Growned for them and they Sure Like It.
Deprel Lerches and Francis Kriebels was Out at the Clover Farm Store friday Eve when We Had that Shower and Our Electrick Lights Was of for a whele. Sum Had no Lamps and Sum used their Bank Lamps, Whow Whow.
Russell Larimer and W.C. was up to Clarion Saturday for their week Suplys.
Francis Kriebel Got a nice fish Saturday Evening down at piney. He Has Had Several.
Well I Went up to the Oil City Hospital on Flag day and also fathers day But I may not stay their Long this time.
Sunday school at 1:30 and church at 2:30 this cumming Sunday at Pine Grove.
Sept. 17, 1942 Oil City Derrick -- Shamburg
William Rankin and James Mcdowl and Charles Mcdowl were out at the Eighth Square school house last Saturday roofing and came back Labor day and finished the ** so their was sum buysness at Shamburg Labor day.
W.C. Larimer picked beens on Labor day. Billy Kriebel helped him.
Francis Kriebel took T.A. Larimer up to Clarion Tuesday after noon to get sum medicin from the doctor and W.C. went up a long for his radio as he had it up their to get sum work dun on it.
While in Clarion Tuesday I went in to the store to see those two girls as I new them. Then went back and got a case of peas as there was a sale on them and I sure like them and they ar good for you.
Francis Kriebel and Thelma Larimer was in Sligo Tuesday night at the Nazarene church as their was to be a good speaker their. Our own preachers ar good enough if we listen to them and then do as they tell you to do. No joke but true.
Well our male man was late last Wendsday as they had worked on sum of the road. It was washed in places and piled up sum places so he could hardly get thro as their was a hard rane in the evening before.
Russell Larimers and W.C. was over at the old Merryman place and got sum pares last week as every one is putting up stuff for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Deprel Lerch and son was at Francis Kriebels Thursday evening for awhile.
Well I took a walk over to W.C. Thursday fore noon then went home and staid their and he was over in the after noon at my place.
Well I ran out of bread last Friday evening and started to go out to the store and got up the road a peice and saw I couldent make the trip and came back and their was no one here to send.
Quaddy Kriebel said dad and moms went down to grandpaps at Barger Hollow that is E.Q. Kriebels.
Well I was up at Oil City and ordered a peice of a grate for my room stove and it came so I paid up their for it then I sent them word it was the rong peice. So they sent me word back and when I got home it was lost. So I sent them a notice last week and said it was the rong peice so they sent me the other peice Saturday and I sent them the pay for it. But it sure was nice of them to send it before they got their pay so I must say thanks.
Francis Kriebels and T.A. Larimer was at Sligo Saturday evening for a short time for their grosries and Russell Larimer and W.C. Larimer was in also for their week's suplys.
Kriebels and W.C. Larimer and Russell Larimers had a marsh mallo roast Saturday evening over at the saw mill and took T.A. Larimer a long but he didn't tast them as he can't go nothing sweet since he came back from the hospital. He even got saurkraut and weiners for Sunday dinner and Quaddy said Uncle Tom I be over for my dinner. I don't care for cake now I can eat pie so ladies from the Brush factory don't cum with cake like you did on Haloine.
Well I was at Sunday School and got a pane while I was in their and after it was over I came home and staid their and listened to the radio and didn't see no one the balance of the day.
Kriebels took to short trips in the after noon and Bill Woods and wife called at Kriebels for a short time and also Deprel Lerch for a short time.
Russell Larimers called at Norman Bissets in the after noon.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock this cuming Sunday. We haven't hurd who will be our new preacher or old one.
Sept. 25, 1942 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well I took a little walk up to see Frank Finefrock working for a few minutes Monday fore noon.
I sent a bunch of dalias up to the school with Mrs. Margaret Kriebel Monday morning as they like sum flowers at the school house.
Arthur H** was going home Monday evening from work and his car backed for him up by T.A. Larimers garaudge and I was told he went and got Deprel Lerch to help him out as he run his dar down in front of my house. That is OK Art but when you stop in front of a house you should call in to see the folks.
Well I had a lot of pane last Sunday and Monday but felt better Tuesday and I sure am glad for it.
Well I saw in the paper whare they admitted five at the hospital and discharged none. If they keep that up they will put sum up on the attick.
Francis Kriebels went to Sligo last Wendsday after he came home from work for some grosries then after supper took T.A. Larimer up to Clarion to the doctor as he was out of medicin and as T.A. went in dock grabed him and said well how are you to day and T.A. said if you dont soon get red of that pain I get mad at you. He said not after being friends so long. I said no but they ar ofel sharp pains sum times. Then I went up to Imhoffs to see the Mrs.
Dr. Lackey told me to cum in Saturday as he was going a way a Sunday for a few weeks.
Well sum of the farmers are redy to husk corn and sum has none cut yet. Sum has their wheat and sum has not. But fall will cum if they are redy for it or not. Sum will never get redy. They just pull it of the stock.
Francis Kriebels went down to Guy Merrymans Wendsday evening.
Well I felt pretty good Thursday and made my charlot talk for Sunday school and cut out two archers for to paint.
Francis Kriebels was a way Thursday evening.
Well we had a fine rane Friday morning at Shamburg.
Our Sunday school lesson last Sunday the 13 Joseph sold into slavery. How manny could do that to day as we ar all jealous to day and bad because sum one has this and that. They should not have sum good jobs and lots of other things so we should take it as it cums good or bad.
Francis Kriebels went up to Clarion Friday after noon adn T.A. Larimer went a long to see Dr. Lackey and get af ew grosries.
Russell Larimers and W.C. Larimer was up for peaches Friday but their was none in town.
Well I asked a fellow the other day sumthing and he said yes you give a lot of stuff a way. I said it is more blessed to give than receive and I said God loved a sherful giver. He said their wasent manny of those peopel here to day. I said no I new a man that usto peddle in to Oil City and theirwas a party told me he bot hominy from him and he would take his fingers and pick of the granes if he had to manny on the mesher.
Their was a man told me in Clarion Friday his wife had mor nurve than he had. He said she was going to take the car and drive to their daughters and he said he woulden't under take it him self so he was telling me.
Francis Kriebel came home from fishing then went a way a gain then in the after noon him and Mrs. and Quady and Thelma and Betty Larimer took a trip sum place. W.C. said they went down by Easton to a sale.
Well we had a pretty hard rane Saturday night and we sure had a change in the wether. It got cool. Mr. Bracken said his hands was cold and mine was also. He rubbed his hands in the church. I lafed at him.
W.S. Oppelt is back to his old home in Shamburg.
Floyd Finefrock buylt a new chimney out side of his house Saturday. Mr. Lewis of Williamsburg laid the brick for him. He is getting reddy for winter or fer safety in fier. Their sure is a lot of them out side now days.
Well I staid at home after I came from Sunday school last Sunday as I felt pretty good and listend to the radio.
Well their will be Sunday school at 1:30 and church at 2:30 Sunday. Cum out and here the preacher Rev. Hasenplugh.
Nov. 3, 1942 Oil City Derrick - Shamburg
Well Sam One Ran over a nice Big White chicken of mine their ar sum trucks goes faster than the small cars. I Have Saw them Pass Others Cars.
Look Out Children Santy Claws will soon be here and we are not redy for Him. He came to see me Last year up at the Hospital and I talked With Him and it will soon Be a year gon again.
Mrs. Ruth Larimer called on TA. Larimer Monday fore noon. She wanted Sum Papers.
Well I had the Wirst Pane I Ever Had In the Evening. W.C. Larimer came over and Francis Kriebel and Clair Larimer and Russell W.C. and (Finnets?) went to See Dr. He sent Sum Little Pane Killers and they surely dun the work as I was walking floor and Sure was making sum noise and I turned the Handle On and told Clair To Hunt Sum Station So They wouldent Here my noise.
Mrs. Ruth Larimer came Over to See How I was Tuesday forenoon. Well I think I Have Had Sum Pane I Hope It is nearly Over.
Mr W.S. Oppelt called Tuesday to See T.A.
Mrs. Goldy Larimer Brot me two nice Baked apple Dumplings for my Dinner they struck the Spot. they was fine.
Well they tell Me Our School Mrs. Is going to Leave us and then we will halfto get a new teacher and they may Be Hard to find at the present time But We Hope not.
T.A. Larimer Went up to Clarion Thursday with Jurld Larimer to see Dr. Lackey. He thot T.A. Would halfto go up to the hospital and have a Extra (picts?) to find Out What was Rong With Him But He Thinks T.A. is On the game now.
Mr. Herb Imhoff was down at Shamburg Exersizing His dogs thursday Evening But I think they ar scars this year, that Is Rabits. I saw a few Squirrels, no deers. But I wont go after the game this fall as I cant travle thro the Brush.
Well I called In to See my Girls Thursday and found one in bed. She Had Her tonsels taking Out now I dont Remember their names But Mrs. Imhoff calls them Her girls. So I guess She can take good care of them.
Francis Kriebels and T.A. Larimer was at Sligo for grosries Friday evening.
(Elmira or Edna?) Lerch brot me a nice pumpkin Saturday.
Well they ar halling a lot of red dog down by my place.
Francis Kriebels went a way after supper Friday evening.
Clair Larimer and Francis Kriebel worked on Jurlds house Saturday fore noon.
Russel Larimers and W.C. Larimer was in Clarion Saturday fore noon Francis Kriebels was up Saturday after noon.
Well I got a load of cole from Homer Myers Saturday after noon.
Mr. Duey Kriebels was visitors at Francis Kriebels was visitors at Francis Kriebels Sunday. Their was Sunday school and church last Sunday at Pine Grove and Sunday school at 10 0'clock this cumming Sunday. Cum out as they can use you all.
Nov. 5, 1942 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well I was up Monday to Clarion to see my doctor. He changed my medicin.
W.S. Oppelt left for Virginia Monday as they wanted him to go down their for the winter and we hope he will like the place down their.
Edwin Kifer asked me how manny eggs I got. I said none. He said for me to watch as their was a limit as a hen should only lay one egg a day so mine hant up to the limit yet. If I cut off their hoods then they will lay I bet.
Q. Kriebel of Barger Hollow dide Monday evening and haden't been sick long as I was told.
Francis Kriebels and Russell Larimer was in Clarion Tuesday after noon and T.A. Larimer went up with them for a little bread and sumthing to eat.
Well I received a letter from Danny Weber who was my pal in the Oil City Hospital and I new him before he came to the hospital.
Francis Kriebels went to Rimersburg as he wanted his hunting licens and T.A. went in a long with them.
Mrs. Curl was out at the school house Saturday fore noon.
Francis Kriebel went up to Clarion for W.C. Larimers radio Saturday after noon and T.A. went up for sum medicin. Francis was hunting in the fore noon but got no game.
Miss Emma Isherwood of Wilkinsburg was at Clarion Saturday till Sunday after noon. Her and Edwin Kifer and Mr. and Mrs. Stricklers came down to see how Uncle Tom was and he was feeling pretty good.
Francis Kriebels was down at James Terwilliger Saturday evening and brot their daughter, Audry, up with them and took her down to his fathers place but wont find him there any more.
Russell Larimers took Albert bissit up to Clarion Saturday after noon for a while.
W.C. Larimer called at T.A. Sunday evening for a short time as T.A. had sum bad panes a gain and dont like them as he sure has a lot of them.
Well we got a new teacher but didnt find out her name yet and we hope she will like the children and they will also like her and listen to her.
Well their will be Sunday school this cumming Sunday at 1:30 and church at 2:30
November 12, 1942 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Well our new teacher is Mrs. Shoup. She started this week.
Francis Kriebels was down at Barger Hollow Monday evening at this fathers place.
Walter Finefrock called here Monday after noon to see T.A. Larimer as he was holding voters.
Arther Burns came and took me out to vote Tuesday and I saw Mrs. Purl Myers their. She looks good and she says she can eat good. I can eat times then other times no good.
Well I went up to Clarion Wendsday morning with Jurld Larimer for sum **s and then went over to the store and they was waiting for their coffee. So I got in the jam for my pound but it sure was a jam. They left sum of us out at the store room door.
W.C. Larimer came over after I got home for a while. He thought doctor had sent me to the hospital to have them take a picter.
They said Mrs. Kofman was down but they cum when I am up for sum medicin. But I think I am a lot better not. no sharp panes.
Francis Kriebels was at Parkers-landing friday evening as I was told.
Well I was rid of my panes but they came back Saturday morning. It sure is sum panes. I was sure that I was ** OK.
Russell Larimers and W.D. Larimer was up at Clarion Saturday forenoon for their grosries for the week.
Francis Kriebels and T.A. Larimer was at Sligo in the after noon for their grosries for the week.
W.C. Larimer called to see T.A. Larimer Sunday fore noon as he thot T.A. had bin up to see the doctor but he dident go up to see him. He has the pane nearly licked.
Well the game in seems to be scares as I havent hurd much shooting or saw much game anny one had.
Well the newes is short this week as I spent two days in Clarion.
Their will be Sunday school at 10 o'clock this cumming Sunday.
Dec. 4, 1942 Derrick - SHAMBURG
T.A. Larimer was paned pretty bad Monday eve and had W.C. cum and give him a pane tablet and then T.A. told him to go home and get his sleep and he called in the morning to see how T.A. was and he had no pane hardly but was sick.
Russell Larimer and W.C. was up at Clarion in the afternoon. Russell took sum chickens up to McNut and W.C. called into see Dr. for T.A. and Dr. sent a bottle of medicine and some tablets.
Well I baked sum dough * Wendsday for Thanksgiving but they dident tast good as nothing sweet hits the spot. I told W.C. to get me a little liver at the store. It sure was good and no bones in it to choke me.
Well I received a get well card Friday fore noon from George Givten? and family. Thanks George as I received while in the hospital sum Christian greetings. I received 10 in one day and sum days none but I thanked evry one for them. The nurses red sum for me and they sore was glad to do all they could for me.
Mrs. H* Larimer called at Kriebels Friday fore noon and called at T.A. Larimers later on as she wanted to see the mule man and he was a way late.
Russell Larimer and W.C. was at Sligo Saturday evening for their suplys.
Francis Kriebels was at Sligo Saturday after noon and after supper took T.A. Larimer up to Clarion in the evening to see Dr. and get sum medicin.
Well I have two lamps for two of the ladies of the city of Shippensville and a small plater printed on glass for the ** girl.
Well we had a little winter over Sunday but not coald. The coald wind is what gets thro me. If I can keep warm by the fier, O.K.
Dec. 17, 1942 Oil City Derrick - SHAMBURG
Francis Kriebels was down at Barger Hollow Monday evening as his father had to pigs to kill and he went down and killed them for his step mother and sister. It sure was nice of him.
Mrs. Thelma Larimer called at Kriebels Tuesday for a short time.
Loella Finefrock's girl and Burd Sherman's girl came down last Monday.
Well I had a few chickens and had to get rid of them as I couldn't take care of them.
Billy Kriebel lost sum time this week at school as he was on the sick list for a few days.
Last Saturday evening while in the store their was a lady came up and shook hands and said do you no me Mr Larimer?" And I dident till she told her name.
Francis Kriebels and T.A. Larimer and Russell Larimer was in Clarion Thursday after noon for a short time.
Well sum said well T.A. will Santy call on you this year? I said I don't think so. He did last year. But I was in bed at the hospital. But he came just the same to see me. He gave me a sack with candy and oranges, pop corn balls and a box and I received other gifts to.
Well I saw Edwin Kifer and Mrs. Henry Strickler while in Clarion.
Charles Craig is home for a week's ferlo. He looks fine.
Francis Kriebels was at Sligo for grosries Friday evening, then had supper and went for sum coal as you must have coal this wether.
Russell Larimer and W.C. Larimer was at Sligo Saturday for suplys.
Francis Kriebel was hunting deer Saturday but they sure was scars as I havent hurd of anny shot a round her.
Jurld Larimer rented sum rooms furnished in Clarion and mooved Thursday so he will be handy his work up their.
Well I have bin in bed ever since Saturday and Sunday and get up Monday fore noon.
Shamburg, Jan. 5 --- Francis Kriebel broke sumthing in his car if it hant gas their will be sumthing els go rong.
Monday I felt pretty good but I had a bad spell Tuesday after noon I have bin in the house pretty close kind of looking for Santa Claus as he came to see me last year up at the hospital.
Well I was invited out for a chicken dinner at Mr. Kriebels on Christmas well I gave W. C. Larimer a present and Mrs. Strickler and Francis Kriebels and Russell Larimers and Clair Larimers and Clydes but no large ones and I have sum small ones to give out yet but they wont growl I have sum gift pencils with my name on for sum they are supposed to be the best I could get.
Wendsday was the last day of school for this week and the Mrs. sent me a treat down so I was surprised as I dident go up as the girls asked me several times to go up as they thought she surely was fine and I sure thank her for the treat.
Mr. Miles Krauss called on T. A. Larimer Wendsday fore noon.
Well Charles Finefrock and are good friends and joke when we see others so I made two pussle and told him if he worked them I would give him a Christmas present so he couldent work them and I got a shamed and sent him one whow whow Charles how is this.
Francis Kriebels was at Sligo last Wendsday and T. A. went in a long as he wanted sum nuts and oranges for the children.
Mrs. Ruth Larimer asked me over for Christmas dinner I told her I had promest Kriebels I go sum time when I have no place to go if I get better.
Francis Kriebels and T. A. Larimer and W. C. Larimer was at Sligo Thursday after noon for a while.
Mr. William Craig killed for hogs on Christmas and two before he is using my to pounds and fine ounces but he is working and I dont work.
There was a young fellow said T. A. did a serten party call to see you I said no their was not one of the church people called yet and the days seems long by my self if I have company it dont seem so long and bad Glen Finefrock and Miles Krauss was my callers this winter so far they are all for them selves but if they get paned like I do sum times they mite think of it I can go over to Kriebels as that is as far as I go.
One of the Kriebels men from Barger Hollow brot Francis stepmother and half sisthers up for a day and Francis took them to Clarion on Saturday fore noon on sum buysness and then took them in the after noon I was over their for my Christmas dinner and it sure went good to me sum days I feel pretty good I nearly have sum panes all the time.
I was over and had Clair Larimer cut my hair as it sure was getting afel long.
Francis Kriebels was down at Mr. James Turwilligers Sunday at Kisner Mills I dident see no one all day but W. C. called twist to see me.
Well their will be Sunday school at Pine Grove Sunday at 1:30 and church at 2:30. I wish I was able to go.
If any one has a nice callandar please send me one I always like one with large figures on it.
I wish all the readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Transcription courtesy of Clayton Harriger.
Shamburg, Jan. 6 --- Glen Finefrock told me Monday that his father got a letter and said Andy Whitmer was dead. He fell and broke his hip and they took him to the hospital and then he took and died and Glen said his father and two of the children got killed in a auto reck. Andy was razed in Piney township. He was no boy any more as he was sum older than I was.
Tuesday morning the girls brot me a treat a orange and 6 large cookies and sum homade candy and I dident here them rap so Glen came and oped the door they sure was good cookies.
Mr. Frank Finefrock was down at T. A. Larimers Tuesday evening and took him sum sausage and a jar of milk and a loaf of bread the Mrs. had baked that day now they all was fine I sampled them before I went to bed and I could of eaten more but dident like to going to bed.
I couldent get out to pay my taxes and sent a card to Lee and said when he came out this way to cum and get them so he came Wendsday and they are paid now.
Well I sent Mrs. Lee up a anchor for a Christmas gift as we was boys and girls to gather it was like home up their when I was small she can keep it at home or put it in their church as it is fit for any place I think.
Mr. John Hepler called Thursday fore noon. He rapped at my door and I dident here him and W. C. came an told him to just go in that I was afel hard of hearing.
Francis Kriebels was at Sligo last Thursday and I went in a long with them for sum suplys for the week and Friday was New Year day and Kriebels was at Sligo Saturday evening.
Russell Larimers and W. C. Larimer was in Clarion Saturday evening and I dident fell good and staid at home as I put in sum bad days and nights I took tablets till I shuck and when I did get one down they would cum back up again so I tride a bottle of AdlerI-ka and I think it helps me sum but I am down so I am week and cant hardly walk and set their day after day I dont have many callers.
Francis Kriebels and Russel Larimers was out the other night to Norman Bissits to see their new baby girl.
Well I set by the room stove and cant keep warm sum days.
Well they had Sunday school yesterday and church and next Sunday the Sunday school at 10 o’clock. When I get able if I get able I will put in a little extra news so keep on taking the paper for the other places around handy. Transcription courtesy of Clayton Harriger. Note: this was the last article written by T.A. Larimer before his death.
January 15, 1943 Oil City Derrick—Death Claims Thomas A. Larimer, Author of Shamburg News Column
Clarion, Jan. 14 (Special) - Thomas Albert Larimer, 76, author of the weekly Shamburg news column in THE DERRICK that *onden*ed him to thousands of people throughout this section of the state, died at his home in Shamburg, about 9 miles south of here, at 4 a.m. today following an extended illness.
Using a style that was unique unto himself, "T.A." (as he was want refer to himself in his own copy) recorded the happenings of his community and the passing events in the lives of himself, his relations, and many friends, unhindered by split infinitives in the academic rules of spelling which bind most members of the **arth ***late to the straight and narrow path of news reporting.
He started his reporting corner for a weekly newspaper years ago and continued to turn out his column until just a week ago. Under his touch, the happenings in the lives of others became common-place and homey.
The writings of "T.A." reflected his personality which won him many friends. In his columns of the past few months he recorded the sufferings from his afflictions, but seldom failed to relay to his doctors and nurses of the Oil City hospital in some light vein, and his stay at that institution will long be remembered a bit of brightness in a business that is often forged with the suffering and sorrow.
"T.A." was born in Monroe township, Clarion county, on July 14, 1865, the son of William Benton and Lavina Finefrock Larimer. On September 23, 1886, he was united in marriage with Florence Williams who preceded him in death a number of years ago.
He spent his entire life at Shamburg and was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist church. "T.A." was a farmer by occupation, but he also engaged in coal mining and other enterprises, including his writing.
Surviving him are a brother, William C. Larimer of Sligo, and a sister, Mrs. Sara Strickler of CLarion.
The body has been removed to the Jenkins funeral home of Clarion where it will remain until noon Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pine Grove Methodist church with Rev. E.C. Hasenplug, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
10/29/1964 Oil City Derrick
Pine Grove Church WSCS Holds Meet
PINE GROVE -- The Pine Grove Methodist WSCS met at the home of Mrs. Ada and Mrs. Marjory Finnefrock recently with nine members present.
Mrs. George Myers had the devotions. She used the hymn, "He Leadeth Me" and read from the book of Genesis followed with prayer.
The program subject was "Mothers of Other Cultures." Parts of the lesson were given by Mrs. William Milliron, Miss Pearl Bashline, Mrs. Estella Finnefrock, Mrs. Lena Over, Mrs. Marjory Finnefrock, Mrs. Dorothy Krauss, and Miss Zoe Bashline. Mrs. Myers conducted a Bible quiz.
During the business meeting Mrs. Over reported that every Methodist family in the Pine Grove Church received the Together magazine.
Cancelled postage stamps, coupons and used greeting cards were collected by Mrs. Milliron. Reports of the sub-district meeting at Emlenton were given by those attending.
Prayer cards for the week of October 25-31 were distributed. A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial service will be held with the place to be announced.
NOTE: For a period of 26 years Thomas Albert "T. A." Larimer wrote a weekly column titled, Shamburg News, which was published by the Clarion Republican and later by the Oil City Derrick as well. His formal education ended with the fourth grade. The newspapers printed his columns exactly as submitted -- his spelling and sentence structure were never edited in any way. It was his homey down to earth style that won him a wide following of readers in Clarion County and beyond!