And Another Good Picture!

Posted: November 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

I was happy to hear from Frank Hires recently, and he sent along a great picture.

Frank is still at Bemis and now lives in Clay County. Is doing very well, and — hard to believe — is the grandfather of six kids! (Five of them are in the picture below.)

Come on, folks. Send those pictures!



Hello Again

Posted: October 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

I thought I’d write a little for two reasons. First, to bring folks up to date, I’ve had another physical problem and it was my own dumb fault. I was getting along pretty well, rehabbing and getting stronger and more nimble, but maybe I was overconfident because I lost my balance and fell and broke my hip. Got a replacement hip joint and now have a lot more therapy to look forward to. Oh well…

My second reason for writing is to thank Lisa (Lowe) Yowell for some very nice emails, and she also sent me a picture which you can see below. In her letters she passed along a few things that others may or may not know, and (with her permission) I thought I’d include them here.

Lisa has been a widow for about three years, has moved back to Terre Haute into a new house, and she loves it. She’s still working at Clabber Girl — 18 years now — and her sister works there too so that’s nice. Says she runs into Brenda (Higgins) Roman occasionally.

Now here’s that picture she sent — lookin’ good, Lisa! (Just want to remind everybody that I’d love to hear from you and will also publish a recent picture of you if you send it.)


Here’s A New Idea!

Posted: October 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’ve had kind of a tough Summer. Major surgery and a very long recovery, and I still have some health issues but I’m doing much better these days.

My son took a picture of me and it got me to thinking. I know there are still folks following this blog, so I have a new feature. Would anybody be interested in posting  a recent picture of themselves? If so, email it to me.

I’ll get things started by posting mine.


It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything here, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. (Just kidding.) But I know there are still a few folks out there who stop by from time to time, so I’d thought let you know about a good story in the newspaper. It’s all about a new venture by Curt Stephens and Ward Hubbard, one that takes advantage of modern marketing and manufacturing.

It’s much too long to include here, but I’ve posted a link below so you can read it for yourself on the website of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star. I’ve also included a picture of Curt from the article, and if you follow the link you’ll see more pictures too.

Here’s the LINK  (And below is Curt!)


Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Jack All Was 89

Posted: September 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star

jackallJack R. All, 89, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday evening, September 17, 2016 in Union Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was transportation manager for Wabash Fibre Box Company for over 40 years. Jack was born April 6, 1927 in West Terre Haute to Harry All and Lila Bennett All.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Flo Shiflet All; four children, Bob All and his wife, Melodie, of Terre Haute, John All of San Mateo, CA,, Jeff All and his wife, Ellen, of Spencertown, NY and Ralph All and his wife, Debbie, of Bloomington, IN; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bonfer and her husband, Gene, of Terre Haute. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Jason All, Joshua All, Jeremy All, Nicholas All, Jared All, Casey Redenbarger and her husband, Mark, and Jesse All; one great-grandchild, Madi; a niece, Rona Notter and her husband, Larry, and a nephew, John Esperson and his wife, Danni. In addition to his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by two sisters, June Rosebrock and Mary Ellen Esperson.

Jack was a graduate of Valley High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. Anxious to serve his country during World War II, Jack sought parental consent to join the U.S. Navy early at the age of 17. He was a long-time member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar Street, with Reverend Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with Military Graveside Honors provided by VFW Post #972. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 4:00-7:00 P.M. in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9075 North Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260, Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral information may also be found at:

From the Terre Haute Tribune-Star

James Howard Schroeder, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Meadows Manor East. He was born April 13, 1923 in Monroe, Michigan to George and Katherine (Kuns) Schroeder.
Survivors include his loving wife, Virginia Cousino Schroeder; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie & Steve Gosnell of Evansville, IN, Nancy & Richard Maldonado of Fishers, IN and Cindy & Rob Finn of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, James (Danielle) Gosnell, Tim (Emily) Gosnell, Kyle (Brenna) Finn, Taylor Finn, Spencer Maldonado and Morgan Maldonado; and great-grandchildren, Braelyn & Rosaline Finn, and Gershom Gosnell. Also surviving are 2 sisters-in-law, Lillian Schroeder of Monroe, MI and Mary Cousino Morrin of Oregon, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Higgs Berning and a brother, Louis Schroeder.
Jim was raised on a farm in Monroe the youngest of 3 children. His father passed away when Jim was 13 years old. He was a 1940 graduate of Monroe High School and served in the United States Army from 1943 -1945. While in the Army, he was stationed in the Pacific Theater of operations for 23 months. After the war, Jim continued his education graduating from the University of Toledo in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.
Their romance began when Jim drove Virginia Cousino home from a party, leading to 68 devoted years of marriage.
Jim’s working career as a young man began delivering block ice. He worked for Ford Motor Co.- Monroe Plant and for River Raisin Paper Co. In 1960, Jim and Virginia moved to Indiana where Jim worked for 28 years for Weston Paper and Wabash Fibre Box retiring in 1988 as a production manager.
His memberships include St. Benedict Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2153, American Legion Post #104, Sycamore Country Club and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks lodges in Terre Haute, Florida and Monroe, MI where he was a Past Exulted Ruler. Jim’s passions were Michigan sports especially University of Michigan football, black walnut ice cream and looked forward to being a yearly “snow-bird”. It was his priority in having a well manicured yard. He always found time to be a friend to the friendless. Being the father of 3 daughters, Jim looked forward to welcoming his 3 sons-in-law into the family. He found great enjoyment in encouraging and guiding his 6 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:05 P.M. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in St. Benedict Church, 111 South 9th Street, with Father Martin Day officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 28th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 30th in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in LaSalle, Michigan. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Church or to St. Benedict Soup Kitchen, both located at 111 South 9th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Funeral information may also be found at:
Published in Terre Haute Tribune Star

Just A Quick Note

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Just thought I’d pass this news along to anyone who’s interested…

Amazon is doing a promotion on my little e-book for the next couple of days. You can get it completely FREE – no strings attached.

Has now expired — sorry.

Remember, it’s a limited time offer. 🙂