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Re: Allen County Children's Home in the 1940's and 1950's
Posted by: eunice campbell (ID *****1166) Date: January 31, 2012 at 15:26:27
In Reply to: Re: Allen County Children's Home in the 1940's and 1950's by Diana Holmes of 911

HI, FIRST, IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE CORRESPONDING I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT THRU EMAIL AS THERE IS A LOT OF UNNECESSARY LOGGING IN/OUT, ETC., ON HERE. EUNICENADA@AOL.COM
YES, I REMEMBER JIM AND BOB SMALL. I LIVE IN TEXAS, AND I WAS WORKING AS A CASHIER AT WALMART OR SOMEWHERE LIKE THAT AND HERE COMES JIM THRU MY LINE. NEITHER OF US COULD BELIEVE IT. WE WERE FRIENDS FOR ABOUT A YEAR, THEN I BELIEVE HE WENT BACK TO FT WAYNE. HE HAD A DAUGHTER BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY, AND AT THAT TIME IN THE LATE 60'S (I THINK) SHE WAS ABOUT 1 YR OLD. I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THE OTHER NAMES YOU MENTIONED, BUT I BELIEVE ONLY BOB AND JIM WERE AT THE HOME. PAPERS FROM BACK THEN ARE NOT EASILY ACCESSABLE. THEY ARE AT THE WELFARE OFFICE AND IT WOULD TAKE AN ACT OF CONGRESS TO SEE OR GET THEM. I KNOW THAT AFTER THE HOME WAS TORN DOWN A PLACE FOR WAYWARD CHILDREN WAS BUILT AND STILL IN USE. I BELIEVE IT IS CALLED CROSSROADS, AND I KNOW DOWN IN A BASEMENT ARE MANY, MANY PICTURES OF US FROM THAT TIME. I SAW THEM SO YOU CAN TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. I WOULD ASSUME THEY WOULD LET YOU SEE THEM AS WELL. DO YOU KNOW IF ALL THESE MENTIONED PEOPLE ARE STILL LIVING? I JUST FOUND A LONG LOST FRIEND THAT WAS ALSO IN THE HOME WITH US TODAY. I WENT DOWN THE FT WAYNE WHITE PAGES UNDER HER MAIDEN NAME, AND CALLED UNTIL I FOUND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HER, SO THAT MAY BE ONE AVENUE TO PROCEED WITH. OR FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, GENEOLOGY (NOT SPELLED RIGHT I THINK), YOU CAN PROBABLY JOIN THEM FOR A "FREE TRIAL" TIME AND THEN USE THEM LIKE MAD UNTIL YOU FREE TIME IS UP. I WILL TALK TO MY SISTER AND SEE IF SHE REMEMBERS ANYONE WITH THESE NAMES AS WELL. I WANT TO HELP IF I CAN AS I KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING IT IS TO TRY AND DIG INTO THE UNKNOWN PAST. EUNICE


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