(The story in this column was written in 1986 by the late Elizabeth Bledsoe, a popular Denison High School teacher for many years. She titled the piece “Denison: I remember when, 1914-1924.)
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There wasn’t enough pie to go around at the Chamber of Commerce banquet here Tuesday night. The surprising, bulging attendance was a tribute to the accomplishments of the Bonham chamber, but it made magicians of the kitchen help. There was enough provender for the expected 300 guests, but fully 400 persons from Fannin and Grayson counties showed up for the event.
When you want to get the full story, the best thing to do when possible is to go to the people who were there or involved. This was the case Monday when a group of Colbert residents, my age and older, got together for a very interesting history session arranged by Wyota Hannan.
While looking through my Katy Railroad information looking for my file on railroad robberies last week, I came across some interesting information about the roll that Texas onions played in popularizing meals served on the Katy trains along with the recipe for the Onion Soup that anyone who tasted it back when the passenger trains still were operating would like to have.
A few years from now, Sherman fans will look back on the Gary Kinne coaching era more fondly than some are today.
From time to time I run across items about Denison that are too short for a column, but interesting information about the early town. I have accumulated several and when they are put together, they make a pretty good story.
“Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon.”
The Herald Democrat carriers are starting to get the upper hand on the severe winter storm that hit Texoma this past Thursday and Friday. As conditions improve, delivery of those homes missed during the storm will begin.
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