Just the other day while driving through Manning I observed a 10? year old kid walking over to the curb with his head buried in his phone. He leans over to pick up the recycle container, drops it and almost falls on it. He then took his eyes off the phone and picked up the container and then proceeded back to his house, but not before returning his head back buried in his phone.
OK, every generation has/had its bad habits but I think this is getting way beyond a bad habit to an obsessed addiction and it isn't just the "young people" because I see adults driving cars and machinery while talking on their phones.
Some people say I talk a lot - maybe too much, but I couldn't possibly think of enough things to talk about to be constantly on the phone/texting/facebook.
Another picture from the Lage/Ehlers collection.
I don't have time right now to digitally repair this picture, but I scanned it in high resolution and saved it in TIF format, so I can come back to it later and save the changes.
This picture was identified (I assume) by Hazel (Lage) Ehlers.
She had written Kindergarten 1922 but Hazel graduated in 1933 so that would put this picture at 1920, BUT most of the students in this picture graduated in 1934 and a few were with the classes of 1935 and 1936. So I'm not sure about this mixed group.
A few of the names identified in the picture were either misidentified by Hazel, or when she identified this picture it was during her elderly years and she simply got mixed up.
I have fairly accurate records of the students who attended the Manning School system, so some of the students might be in my list of names featured under the picture, rather than some of the questionable IDs by Hazel.
My hopes are that someone will recognize their father/mother, grandfather or grandmother or great-uncle/aunt and then e-mail me with the correct name.
Below is the information I have about the various students and possible names.
MHS 1933: Hazel Lage
MHS 1934: Harlyn Hinz, Wayne Farrell, Robert Parker, Elvin Jones, George Grimm, Harold Rutz, Lester Wyatt, June Nickum, Goldie Hagedorn, Ivan Anton, Donald Wyatt
Former MHS 1934: Hans Soll
Former MHS 1935: Ruby Farrell
NO Wolf last names in this era - Former MHS 1936: Vernon Wolfe - he also showed up in former 1935
Melvin Wolfe in former 1934
There is no McDonald in this era
No Alma Vollmer in the school records - Carolyn Vollmer 1933
The only Livingston close to this era is Florence in 1932
No Beulah Livingston in the school records
Eleanor Flenker, who was crossed out by Hazel graduated in 1937
Idaleen Flenker former 1935
Lucina Flenker former 1932
No Greenley shows up in the school teacher records but they are not 100% complete during this era.
For over 20 years I have been asking for help in finding military pictures and information for the over 1000 Manning connected Veterans.
Since 2008, I have been officially asking for help with the Manning Veterans' history book project - in other words, pictures and information for Manning's Veterans.
I know many Veterans who have already come forward with their military pictures and history are wanting me to get this book published.
I do too, but when I run into military pictures for a Veteran who I had none before, I'm glad I have not YET published the book...I realize I'll never get pictures and information for every Manning connected Veteran but having the "Patience of Job" with a historic project like the Manning Veterans' book will result in a very amazing book about Manning someday.
Manning Monitor article------ 1943
Glen Lage in Africa
Glen Lage In Britain
Pvt. Glen J. Lage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lage of Manning, who has been training at Camp Barkeley, Texas, cabled his parents recently, on his arrival in Great Britain.
Glen Lage In Sicily
Pfc. Glen J. Lage, who has been over seas since July 8, last year, and in Africa since November, is now in Sicily according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lage.
Manning Monitor article------ 1944
Promoted to Sergeant,
Manning Monitor article------ 1945
FIRST FURLOUGH HOME
He has the three year service six gold bars for overseas service, the E. T. O. campaign
ribbon with four battle stars and the good conduct medal.
There were a number of other military pictures of Glen in this first scrapbook. Two were dated which helps to show where he was stationed during his service.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get his discharge papers someday to add more details to his military story.
This is what is sad about so many Manning Veterans - that we'll never know much about their military service. But at least I can re-build a small piece of that puzzle if I'm able to get family scrapbooks and find newspaper clippings.