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Bockhoffs visit Olney Heritage Museum reminiscing on the past while enjoying the present

While visiting Olney last week, Pam Bockhoff Link along with her brother Scott Bockhoff and his wife Larelle stopped by Olney Heritage Museum to take a walk down memory lane.

Pam and Scott are two of the five children of Bill and Peggy Bockhoff. Peggy Bockhoff–the daughter of Walt and Laura Adams Williams—moved to Olney with her family when she was 2-years-old. Peggy’s father, Walt, managed a café close to the current location of the Downtown Men’s Bible study on Avenue C. Later the Williams family operated the Day and Night Grocery Store. Many of you may remember that it was down the street from Olney Elementary School. The Williams’ moved the location of the store and changed the name to ThrifTee Foods until the Stewarts purchased the store. Peggy worked at First National Bank of Olney after graduating from Olney High School. She worked at the bank for two years until she met William “Bill” Bockhoff, whom she married in 1946. Years later, the Williams’ returned to Olney where they raised their children: Dr. Candy Major of Lampasas, TX, Patty Gattmann of Longmont, Colorado, Pam Link of Plano, TX, Anette Heckmann of Coppell, Texas and Scott Bockhoff of Kerrville, Texas.

Scott, Larelle and Pam appeared to have a good time rekindling nostalgic memories at OHM.

“Seeing pictures made me remember people from the past. The picture of Neva with the wedding dress, made me remember neighbors who lived across from where we grew up. My memory of them brought back memories of many more people,” Pam said. “All of the exhibits were interesting, and Carla did a great job putting things together on the historical side of the museum.”

The Olney Heritage Museum board and staff encourage you to consider donating or lending items to the museum. Our goal is to capture every aspect of Olney’s History. You may think that an old piece hiding in the back of your closet is worthless; Most likely, we will see it differently. Please call 940-227-4364/940-564-5558 or stop by 213 E. Main Street for a consultation. You may also visit www.OlneyHeritageMuseum.org for more information.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992