Murdo Girl…the lady’s talking

The little Murdo Girl needed a day off, so I’ve been doing a bit of looking back myself. Fun memories…


YUP! DRAGGING MAIN…made a u-turn at the end of Main Street and circled out around the Brunskill’s, back to the Highway, and back to Main St. The ones without a car or gas nursed a coke at Mack’s Cafe. Usually, everyone ended up there.


MOO MOOS. ..MOM HAD A COUPLE OF THESE. THEY WERE COMFY I GUESS. I REMEMBER DAD WEARING ONE WHILE HE SMOKED A CIGAR AND COOKED SUNDAY DINNER. MY FAVORITE WAS FRIED PHEASANT, MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY, AND CORN…FOLLOWED BY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. Cousin Valerie joined us every chance she got. Dad dirtied every pot and pan, and dish in the house. Val and I had to clean up the mess, but it was worth it.

Dad came in the living room one morning and I had the Electrolux vacuum on the couch. I used the exhaust end of it to dry my hair, while I sat on the floor and did homework. The next day, he bought me a hairdryer like the one above. He said he’d rather spend $18.00 for a hairdryer than have me use a $400.00 vacuum cleaner.

“Is the phone for me?” We actually had to answer it to find out, and the operator was on the line if it was long distance.

I remember our first black and white TV. The first program we watched was, “As the World Turns.” 





4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…the lady’s talking

  1. Syd Iwan April 2, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Yes. Made the Brunskill loop many times. Also the eastern loop where you went past Mack’s Cafe, West Central, the church, and North’s and then east on the original HWY 16 until it met the newer 16 which you took back to town. There was some trail out to the golf cart that got used if you got tired of the other two and, of course, the fairgrounds loop past Kuhrt’s.


    • SeeYa Soon April 3, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Hi Syd…It’s so good to hear from you. You accompanied me several times when I played the saxaphone. Years ago, we moved to Richardson, Texas and our next door neighbor was a relative of yous. Her name was Judy, but I can’t remember her last name. It started with a V, I think.
      P.S. Love your loop description. You must have had lots of gasoline.😉


      • Syd Iwan April 3, 2016 / 8:14 am

        Sometimes we had gas. The cousin of mine you met in Texas was probably Judy Joyce Vroonland who was originally from Bonesteel. She is on Facebook if you want to check, and under the name I put above. Judy’s mom was my mom’s first cousin, and her name was Joyce Joyce which I always thought amusing. Sounded like you were stuttering.


      • SeeYa Soon April 3, 2016 / 7:06 pm

        Yes, Sid that’s who it was. They are very nice people. I believe Everett passed away.


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