Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Dad's Place on the Hill

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 6:10 PM
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    Your blogs do truly honor your Dad. I like the idea of the shirt pockets.

    Thanks, once again, for sharing

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 10:53 PM
  • Thank you, We never knew if it would be a special kind of rock or a black and brown wooly bear. My mom always got the first buttercups of the year.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 11:01 PM
  • Great article Bonnie...the memorial looks really nice. Papa was an extraordinary man and we are all better people because of his teachings and the impressions he left on us.

    -- Posted by shanea9 on Sun, Dec 11, 2011, at 9:54 AM
  • loved the article, too bad more kid's don't have as much love and respect for thier parents anymore.

    -- Posted by grammaidaho on Sun, Dec 11, 2011, at 6:25 PM
  • He will live on in your heart forever!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Sun, Dec 11, 2011, at 6:49 PM
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    I loved the story too, but have to wonder if I might have known a relative of yours in MH back in the 50's and 60's. His last name was Allen, but I cannot come up with a first name. He lived in a small house on South 5th West street and had horses. I know he had at least one son who would be about 65 or 66 now.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 12:10 AM
  • My cousin Roy lived in Mountain Home for a lot of years. He is about 82 now. I know that he had a son who died very young who might have been that age now.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 7:38 AM
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    Roy Allen doesn't ring a bell for me either.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 10:02 AM
  • I have some friends who has lived on S 5th W forever. I will ask them if they lived there in the 50's or 60's and knew someone with the last name of Allen. They lived there when the Dairy was across the street and none of those houses were built yet. The houses were built in the 70's

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 10:27 AM
  • I forgot, but my Uncle Henry lived in Mountain Home for a very long time and his son Doug would have been about that age now.

    My aunt's name was Willa, but we called her Aunt Bill. She had red hair and Uncle Henry had a head full of white hair. He wasn't very tall.

    They moved to King Hill after they retired. I sure miss them.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 3:14 PM
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    Doug Allen sounds right for some reason. His dad did have white hair. I lived right straight across from the dairy for almost 18 years. A friend of mine (Jim Gette, also gone now) and I dug a "fort" in your Uncle's back pasture once. Or at least I think we did.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 8:59 PM
  • There's still a house that sits across from where Browns Dairy used to be. It sits next to an open field where there has been horses out there.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 9:07 PM
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    MsMarylin - The house I grew up in on S 5 W is still there and has a huge weeping willow out front. The dairy I mentioned was actually a cold storage/freezer plant for Young's Dairy from Twin Falls. Semitrucks dropped milk and ice cream cases and local drivers loaded them for delivery to MH, MHAFB and surrounding grocery outlets.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Tue, Dec 13, 2011, at 9:47 PM
  • I know which house your talking about. When I lived down the street the Dairy was then called Browns Dairy and from your description it sounds just like Young's Dairy.

    The Dairy is no longer there, in its place they built 2 apt buildings. I asked my friend if she remembered anyone by the last name of Allen who at one time lived in that area. She doesn't remember, and she reminded me that she was only born in 1963. lol!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Dec 13, 2011, at 10:00 PM
  • I will ask my mom if she remembers where they lived. Doug was quite a bit younger than the other kids. Sadly, he struggled with alcohol for many years and ended his life in 1989.

    My Uncle Henry had a colorful past. I think that he also had a brother named Lewis/Louis.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Dec 13, 2011, at 10:09 PM
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