The Greentown Grapevine – 1994-09, 01:09 - Page 1
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The Greentown Grapevin e Volume 1, Issue 9 " a paper for the people'' S e p t em b e r 1 9 94 Granddaughter Returns to Family Homestead Sally and Colin at Home by Jolene Moore Eric the Red and William of Orange lounged peacefully on the lawn as I chatted with Sally Ayn and Colin Black about the history of their home. Eric and William are two of the five cats that share the home with Sally, Colin, and Penrod, their friendly black lab who greeted me at the door. Their property is beautiful and has been admired by passers- by for many years. Sally's mother, Hazel, remodeled the interior of the house before she died and Sally and Colin have landscaped the lawn. Hazel married Dr. George Rosenheimer from Kokomo. They resided in South Bend most of their lives where Dr. Rosenheimer was head of t h e d e p a r t m e n t of anesthesiology at Memorial Hospital. The Blacks and their pets have established a happy home in Greentown since moving here from Michiana in 1988. Both are teachers at IUK. Sally teaches Public Speaking and Colin teaches Theater. Their hobbies are antiques and children's theater productions. Colin has produced shows such as " The Ice Wolf I' and It Cinder ella". The home where they resideat 9648 800E was occupied for several decades by Sally's grandmother. We long- term Greentown residents refer to it as the " Pearl Evans place". There was pride in Sally's voice as she spoke of her grandmother. Mary Pearl Hatton was born in 1885 in Phlox and married a Greentown man, William Pearl Evans. The couple made their home on the property south of town. The original house burned and the present house was built in 1942. The barn, still standing in beautiful condition, is over 100 years old. William died when he was in his sixties and Mary Pearl lived alone in the house until her death at 96 years of age. She was a s t r o n g and independent woman who loved the earth. Before she and William owned a plowhorse, Mary Pearl pulled the plow herself! Even in her later years she planted a large garden and tended several head of cattle. She loved horses and travelled many miles in her 1956 Plymouth to watch the harness races. She was involved in many community activities such as D. A. R. and Colonial Dames. A box in the dining room displayed many arrowheads and fossils found on the property. She told of the giant oak tree standing in the meadow. The area surrounding the tree had been cleared of rocks and flattened leading them to believe that this is where the Indians held their councils. Several of the arrowheads were found under this tree. Sally and Colin have fittingly named their home after this tree ..." Council Oak". Erin Bagwell, with the help of her mother, Pat, and Barb Roesener- Instructional Assistant, registers for First Grade 3t Eastern Elementary. Seven hundred students were : nrolled at the elementary by the first week of school.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1994-09, 01:09|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Granddaughter Returns to Family Homestead
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, September 1994, Volume 01, Issue 09|
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