Lori Taylor’s LOOKING BACK

100 YEARS AGO - May 14, 1920

SHORT STORY OF PAPER MAKING

The art of making paper from mulberry bast is said to have been invented in China in the second century B.C. Afterwards bamboo shoots, stray, grass and other materials were also used. The manufacture spread to the adjacent countries. The Arabs learned it in Samarkand, and their learned men carefully kept the process by which they made paper for their own use. The crusades made Europe acquainted with the art, and the first paper mill dates from the twelfth century.

A LITTLE FUN – JOKES TO MAKE YOU LAUGH

It was the week before little Willie’s birthday and he was on his knees at his bedside petitioning Divine Providence for presents in a very loud voice.

“Please send me,” he shouted, “a bicycle, a tool chest, a –“ “What are you praying so loud for?” his younger brother interrupted. “God ain’t deaf.”

“What are you praying so loud for?” his younger brother interrupted. “God ain’t deaf.”

“I know he ain’t,” said Willie, looking toward the next room, “but grandma is.”

75 YEARS AGO - May 11, 1945

SGT. HENRY FREEZE EARNS PURPLE HEART

First Sgt. Henry D. Freeze, son of Mrs. O.A. Freeze, West Elm St. Olney, and of Mr. Freeze of Fort Worth, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat on March 22 in Luxemberg according to a press release from the 80th Division on the Western Front.

His wife and little daughter also live in Olney, making their home on West Hamilton Street. On duty with the 905th Field Artillery Battalion, Sgt. Freeze has four brothers in service. Sgt. Welton Freeze of Ft. Sill, Okla., who has served two years in Italy and France and returned to the States in December, 1944; S-Sgt. S.A. Freeze, who has been missing over Germany since December, 1943; Pvt. Earl Freeze, Fort Knox, Ky., and Joe Bill Freeze, Seaman 1-c, who is serving in the Pacific.

50 YEARS AGO – May 14, 1970

CLOTHING, BEDDING SOUGHT FOR LUBBOCK STORM RELIEF

Olney people, with more than just passing interest in Lubbock and the welfare of the persons living there, have begun to collect clothing and bedding to be taken to that stricken community. Clothing of all sizes and all types of bedding are being sought to be taken to Lubbock for distribution to the persons who lost all their possessions in the deadly tornado that hit Monday evening.

25 YEARS AGO – May 11, 1995

KULHANEK REPORTS TO ARMY AT FORT SILL

Jeremy R. Kulhanek has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Enlistment Program. Kulhanek, a 1994 graduate of Megargel High School, will report to Fort Sill, Okla., in May 1995. He is the son of Victor G. and Joyce M. Kulhanek of Megargel.

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